View of the delegates to the 1932 Republican National Convention at Chicago Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois. The delegates are arranged on the convention floor in groups, by State, each State delegation identified by a sign. Officials coming on stage. President Hoover appears. Former President Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge, on stage beside Vice President and Mrs. Charles Curtis. Both ladies hold large bouquets of flowers. War Hero, General of the Armies, John Pershing, is introduced and receives a standing ovation. President Herbert Hoover standing with General Pershing on stage.
1932 Republican National Convention at Chicago Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois. The floor is packed with delegates. Those from each State delegation are grouped and identified by signs. President Hoover appears. Former President Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge, on stage. She holds a large bouquet of flowers. Vice President and Mrs. Charles Curtis stand near the Coolidges. Mrs. Curtis also holds a large bouquet of flowers. General of the Armies, John J. Pershing, is introduced and receives standing ovation. President Herbert Hoover stands with General Pershing on stage.
The Republican National Convention, meeting in the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, renominates President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis as their standard bearers in the next election. Flag-waving delegates celebrate. Hoover prepares to address the convention. Posters of President Hoover and Vice President Curtis are displayed prominently by the speaker's podium.
The 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. New York Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his daughter Anna Roosevelt and granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall (sometimes known as Sistie) outside a building circa 1930. Roosevelt holds a cane while leaning against a column and plays with his grandson using the cane. People gather in the convention hall for the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt addresses them, speaking of the need to "break foolish traditions" and "to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people." The people applaud.
A large crowd gathers at Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. They carry banners in support of Franklin D Roosevelt. A banner reads 'our next President Roosevelt ' People carry posters of Roosevelt at the convention.
Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Delegates from various states at the Democratic Convention. Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky delivers Keynote address, including a call for Congress to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (Prohibition). A woman who gives the impression of being in a trance (perhaps "chaneling" a spirit?), says she is George Nye, the Quaker Evangelist of Madison, Wisconsin. She speaks for the Prohibition Party (sometimes called the Dry's or Dries) and condemns both Republican and Democratic parties for their alcohol tolerance. William McAdoo addresses the convention and declares Franklin D Roosevelt the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.