Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, George S. Mills, Jr., Collection, 1948
The 1948 Progressive Party presidential candidate, Henry A. Wallace, right of center and in front of tree, is seen visiting with William Penn College president, Cecil Hinshaw, far left, and students on the campus grounds in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Wallace, who was a native to Iowa, also served as Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Agriculture and would become the 33rd vice president of the United States under Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- Use the source information provided as well as specific evidence from the photograph to describe the type of individuals Henry A. Wallace is meeting with.
- How would you describe the interaction between Wallace and those that surround him? Use specific evidence from the photograph to support your claim.
- Consider your answers for #1 and #2 above to explain how this photograph could be used to characterize Wallace.
- What benefits are there for presidential candidates to campaign in this way? What challenges does this type of campaigning present?