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United Press International President Eisenhower in California

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.86 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Photograph Date: 20 October 1958 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 28.4 x 35.5 cm. Order a Copy

One wirephoto released by United Press International, dated October 20, 1958. Shows President Eisenhower shaking hands in the back of a car. According to the embedded press release Eisenhower visited Los Angeles at the start of a two day campaign trip on behalf of Californian Republicans. In the front seat of the car is Governor Godwin Knight, next to Eisenhower is Senator William Knowland. The back is stamped with United Press International information.

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