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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 208
Description Thomas E. Dewey's 1944 campaign stop in Muncie (via train). Dewey was the Republican candidate for President.
Date 1944
Print size 2 3/4 x 4 1/4"
Medium photographic emulsion
People Dewey, Thomas E.
Search Terms Muncie
Delaware County
Subjects Political campaigns
Political elections
Presidential elections
Political activity
Classification People
Government & Politics
Imagefile 010\208.JPG
Notes In September of 1944, Thomas Dewey, the frontrunner of the Republican Party, made a brief campaign stop in Muncie. Speaking for about seven minutes, Dewey (the then Governor of New York) never left the train car he arrived on. Stopped at the Union Depot, the local newspaper estimated that about 5,000 people gathered to hear him speak from the back of his train car. With the crowd cheering he spoke about his plans for the government and hammered home his goal of reducing unemployment around the country. In the end Dewey's rival, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came out on top. Although Dewey lost the election, he won more votes than any of Roosevelt's previous opponents.
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