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[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0350]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Political unknown Vondel Smith, Capitol Hill funeral home owner, has a big smile after making political history by unseating Speaker of the House J. D. McCarty, one of the most powerful men in state government. Tuesday's upset will force the Democratic-controlled House to re-organize. The new Republican legislator defeated McCarty by a 2-1 margin."
Date: November 8, 1966
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0347]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Bribe story was expected to be told to Oklahoma County grad jury by Vondel Smith, shown waiting to testify. He was subpoenaed after he alleged he was offered $30,000 to make only a "token race" against former House speaker J. D. McCarty. Smith won the election."
Date: November 30, 1966
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0361]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Shown on the deck of the Incres Line's luxury flagship "M. V. Victoria," just before sailing from Manhattan Island bound for a vacation cruise to the sunny ports of the West Indies, are Mr. and Mrs. Vondel Smith, Oklahoma City."
Date: August 3, 1970
Creator: News Events Photo Service
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0349]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Vondel Smith disclosed Wednesday he has made public a charge that he was offered $30,000 to make only a token campaign against House Speaker J. D. McCarty in the general election. Smith, a Capitol Hill funeral home director who unseated McCarty in the election, publicly made the charge last week."
Date: November 23, 1966
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0362]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Flunking inspection is this ambulance belonging to the Vondel L. Smith Mortuary. Ambulance inspector A. F. Blackshere said the vehicle flunked the city's new ambulance code Tuesday because of its tires, the size of its sign and that some medical items were not in the ambulance. Blackshere said Smith, who has protested the new code, said he would return in the afternoon with deficient items brought up to new standards."
Date: May 16, 1967
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0352]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Man on the street Q & A: Do you let the tricky Oklahoma weather interfere with your plans? - The Answer, from Vondel Smith, 400 SW 28.. . "I can't think of any way that the weather interferes with my plans. I'm in the ambulance business and of course it has a very definite effect on my activities, but I wouldn't exactly say that it interferes."
Date: May 12, 1958
Creator: Mahoney, Earl
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1188.0341]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Clean sweep of Republican campaign signs in District 92 was made Saturday by GOP workers of Vondel Smith, who defeated J. D. McCarty for the post. Smith, left, and GOP county chairman Al Snipes help load up GOP signs throughout the district."
Date: November 12, 1966
Creator: Wood, Tony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society