The 1956 National Convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, Illinois. Former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess, taking seats at the convention.Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking her seat. Democratic Party National Chairman, Paul M. Butler standing behind and below the podium as convention prepares to get underway. Amphitheater is filled with seated delegates, as they are called to order. Delegates standing and applauding, following the keynote speech of Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee,who touches the Tennessee delegate identification pole as it is thrust toward him.. Delegates waving poles displaying their respective State Names.
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Democratic nominee for President Adlai Stevenson speaks into a microphone and expresses his gratefulness to the delegates for electing him as the Presidential nominee. He speaks about the importance of the Vice Presidential candidate. He says that the Vice Presidential nominee must be chosen through a free process of the convention.
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. A man addresses the convention from a podium. Delegates carry placards of different states at the convention. Another man speaks into the microphone. Senator John F. Kennedy at the podium as he addresses the delegates. Senator Estes Kefauver and his wife at the podium after he won the nomination for Vice President. Kefauver waves to the crowd. The delegates carry posters and placards. Former President Harry S. Truman speaks into the microphone. Senator Kefauver and his wife at the podium. Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson on the podium. Truman with Stevenson and Kefauver. Senator Kennedy on the podium with Democratic nominees. Photographers take pictures. Adlai Stevenson and his family on the podium.
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. A large number of delegates gathered at the convention. The delegates carry placards with names of various states on them. Signs read 'California', 'Tennessee', 'Texas', 'Indiana'. A man speaks into a microphone as he introduces Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois as the Democratic nominee for Presidential election.
Adlai Stevenson campaigns for Presidential nomination in Chicago. He formally announces his campaign for Democratic Presidential nomination in 1956. Stevenson seated at his desk with the American flag next to him. A man listens to radio wearing headphones.
Averell Harriman, one of the Presidential candidates, is seen. A number of distinguished statesmen make speeches at Democratic National Convention at International Amphitheater in Chicago in Illinois. John F. Kennedy also makes a speech as large crowd cheers. People take pictures as well. Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Estes Kefauver and his wife are seen on the dais. Former President Harry S. Truman speaks to the Convention.