Presidential elections and transfers of power

With hardly an inch of space to spare, this giant wave of humanity spread over Broadway, in the heart of New York City's Theatrical District on election on Nov. 8, 1932 in New York. It was a happy crowd, shouting, cheering, and tooting their horns as the night grew on and more election returns came in on the presidential race. New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidential election, Nov. 8, 1932, and he celebrated nearby at the Hotel Biltmore. (AP Photo)

November 03, 2012 11:33 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.

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