Focus on the 60s (1960-64)
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Republican National Convention, 1960: LS triptych of Ike, Nixon & Lincoln hanging from rafters; MS "We Want Nixon" sign; MS man announcing nomination of Nixon as GOP candidate; TLS delegates w/ "Nixon for President" banner; MS Vice-President RICHARD NIXON w/ running mate HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR. Democratic National Convention, 1960: MSs Senator JOHN F. KENNEDY walking through crowd; TLS/MSs convention floor, delegates w/ JFK placards; MS John Kennedy smiling from podium w/ ROSE KENNEDY & EUNICE KENNEDY; TLS JFK at podium w/ Senators LYNDON B. JOHNSON, HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, STUART SYMINGTON & Governor ADLAI STEVENSON. MS/TLSs candidates on campaign trail, PAT NIXON & JACQUELINE KENNEDY accompanying their hubbies. MS Nixon & Kennedy shaking hands after national TV debate in Chicago, WBBM-TV studio; CU TV screen, flickering images of JFK & Nixon debating. MCU woman placing ballot in box (voting). MS Kennedy adviser PIERRE SALINGER at print-out machine. TLS scrolling ticker, night: "Kennedy Takes Lead." MS Richard M. Nixon delivering concession speech, Pat Nixon at his side: "I want Sen. Kennedy to know that certainly if this trend does continue & he does become President that he will have my wholehearted support." MS JFK walking through crowd at campaign HQ; MS Patricia, Eunice & Jean Kennedy listening to speech; MS JFK speech after winning the election: "To all Americans I want to say the next four years are going to be difficult & challenging years for us all. The election may have been a close one but I think there is general agreement that a supreme national effort will be needed in the years ahead to move this country safely through the 1960s."