Democratic National Conventions: A look back

Interior view of Democratic National Convention in 1924 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The convention ran from June 24 to July 9, 1924, with a record 103 ballots tonominate a presidential candidate. John W. Davis won the party's nomination beating the front runner Al Smith. (AP Photo)

September 01, 2012 4:23 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

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