John L. Lewis standing during CIO convention, receiving accolades. Jubilant white men at convention. John L. Lewis speaking "You ought to know that the CIO is merely a dictatorship, and the chairman of it set himself up in office without your will and contrary to your desire. Surely this is an unseemly action on your part. Don t you know that you're applauding a dictator? You know, it's a sheer waste in another way. You've actually wasted more energy in this convention this afternoon, bouncing around the convention, than the American Federation of Labor expended in 57 years." TLSs conventioneers standing, applauding, laughing, cheering.
South Lawn, portico of the White House in Washington DC. Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) President John L Lewis arriving at the White House, posing for newsreel and still cameramen. John L. Lewis angling fedora hat, posing for pictures outside White House. John L. Lewis being interviewed by reporters outside White House. Excellent MS press photographers taking pictures, flashbulbs snapping (press corps, paparazzi, media). John Lewis entering White House. John Lewis and aides exiting office, the CIO President looking grim & wooden. John Lewis stalking hallway, exiting building, fedora hat slouched over eyes.