Edmund S. Muskie, with daughter, Rumford, Maine, 1954

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1954

GUSN

GUSN-193961

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Description

Edmund S. Muskie started politics with a successful 1946 run for a seat in the Maine House of Representatives, where he served three consecutive terms. Here, Reed shows Muskie in his hometown on the day of the 1954 Maine gubernatorial election. Reed's pictures cover the story from the tension while the results were still coming in to the elation after they revealed Muskie had won. Like Kennedy, Muskie went on to a dramatic political career, becoming the first Democrat in Maine's history to be elected U.S. senator. He ran for president in 1968 and 1972, and finished his political career as Secretary of State in 1980-1981. This particular photo shows Muskie holding his daughter. Their heads are touching, and both are smiling.

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Descriptive Terms

elections
governors
daughters
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.020

Places

Rumford (Oxford county, Maine)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972

Description Level

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