[Braselton, Georgia]: n.p., Ca. 1924's.
Scrapbook. Oblong scrapbook. Approx. 11" x 9". Brown paper covers with Ideal Scrapbook printed on the front cover. 15 pages of this scrapbook include ribbons, clippings, a few programs, cut out printed verse, and other related ephemera. There are also two signed 1924 letters from Georgia's United States Representatives addressed to H. E. Woodruff. One of the two letters is signed by Senator Walter George and the other signed by Thomas Bell. The letters pertain to "Adjusted Compensation Bill" for ex-service men. The pages in the scrapbook are loose with the exception of the last 5 blank leaves. Several of the clippings are dried, chipped, flaking and falling apart. Fair. Item #18899
Congressman Thomas Bell was know for his anti-lynching politics. From wikipedia: He served as clerk of the superior court of Hall County, Georgia from 1898 to 1904, then was elected as a congress member in the Democratic Party of the United States, serving from March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1931. He served as majority whip from 1913 to 1915. In 1922, he was a prominent voice of racist opposition to anti-lynching legislation, arguing that political equality for African Americans is "something that would never be tolerated and should never be advocated by anyone."
From wikipedia: Walter Franklin George (January 29, 1878 – August 4, 1957) was an American politician from the state of Georgia. He was a long-time Democratic United States Senator and was President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 1955 to 1957. Born near Preston, Georgia, George practiced law after graduating from Mercer University. He served on the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1917 to 1922, resigning from the bench to successfully run for the Senate. Philosophically a conservative Democrat, George refrained from endorsing the 1932 presidential nomination of Franklin D. Roosevelt and openly objected to the President's 1937 court packing plan. However, despite his philosophical views, George did support much of Roosevelt's domestic policy, while supporting and leading implementation of the President's foreign policy. He served as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 1941 to 1946 where George generally supported Roosevelt's handling of World War II. George also served as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1940-1941 and 1955-1957.