Campaign Photograph

Almost all of my dad's family are Irish immigrants, many of them lived in New York City - especially in the Bronx. For the early part of the twentieth century, being Irish in New York meant voting Democrat, and in the case of my great-great uncle Edward T Galloway, actually holding office for the local Democratic machine. Galloway was part of Boss Edward Flynn's political machine in the Bronx during the late 1940's and early 1950's. After serving five consecutive terms as an assemblyman, he went on to become a local magistrate.Although it is not known exactly when the campaign posters are from, the consensus is that the "Elect Galloway" poster was most likely from 1944 - the year of his first election.

Year: 1938

– Randolph

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