Edgar Lee Hewett and the Political Process

In 1900 Iowa Congressman Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver (left) introduced the first bill to protect antiquities on federal land, just a few months before he was appointed to a vacancy in the Senate. He and Iowa’s powerful senior Senator, William Boyd Allison (right), are shown preparing to go to the State Capitol in Des Moines where they were reelected to the Senate by the Iowa legislature.

(Photo courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Negative No. 6953.)

(photo) Congressman Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver and Senator William Boyd Allison stand in front of a stagecoach