27 photographs, courtesy of the Post Crescent.

The Early Years

McCarthy Boys
Joseph McCarthy (right) with his brothers William (left) and Howard (center) on the family farm in the Town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin. (Date unknown.)
Formal Portrait
Judge McCarthy in June, 1942, shortly before he took a leave of absence from his judicial post and joined the U. S. Marine Corps as a First Lieutenant.
Captain Joseph McCarthy
Shown in 1942, Captain Joseph McCarthy, U. S. Marine Corps, served as an intelligence officer in a dive-bombing squadron in the South Pacific during World War II.
Courthouse Office
Judge McCarthy in his office at the Outagamie County Courthouse, May 18, 1946.
Campaign Postcard
These photos were sent together as a postcard to voters during McCarthy's successful 1946 campaign for the Republican nomination to the U. S. Senate. The photos show (top) McCarthy as a Marine during World War II, (center) as a Circuit Court Judge, and (bottom) as a Marine intelligence officer. The back of the postcard carried the slogan "McCarthy for Senator."
Campaign Poster
Judge McCarthy stands beside one of his campaign posters after he defeated Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr. for the Republican senate nomination in 1946.

The Senate Years

Three Photos
Left: Circuit Court Judge McCarthy in 1946.
Center: Senator McCarthy on May Day, Burlington, Wisconsin, 1954.
Right: Senator McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings, 1954
McCarthy and Eisenhower
Senator McCarthy shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 3, 1952. Earlier that day, Eisenhower had endorsed McCarthy's bid for re-election. At center is Charles D. Ashley, Chairman of the Milwaukee County Republican Party.
Senator McCarthy with Congressman John W. Byrnes of Green Bay on the Eisenhower train during the 1952 campaign in Wisconsin.

Senator McCarthy at the polling place on the day he was re-elected to the Senate, November 4, 1952.

Senator McCarthy and his wife, the former Jean Kerr, descend the steps of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D. C. following their wedding, September 29, 1953.
Cohn & McCarthy
Senator McCarthy with his former chief counsel Roy Cohn (right) during a press conference, March 12, 1954.
Committee Hearing
Senator McCarthy speaking during the Army-McCarthy hearings, April 28, 1954.
Joseph Welch
Joseph Nye Welch (left), chief counsel for the U. S. Army, speaks to Senator McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings in Washington, D. C., June, 1954.
Senator McCarthy adjusts his glasses while waiting for a procedural ruling during a meeting of the Senate committee investigating his activities, September 1, 1954.
Senator McCarthy, with his wife Jean and nephew Kelly Kornely, inspect the McCarthy homestead in the Town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin, in February, 1955. McCarthy purchased the house and 140-acre farm from his brother Howard, saying that he intended to make the farm his home.
Senator McCarthy feeds his daughter, Tierney Elizabeth, as his wife Jean looks on. The photo was taken a few hours after the McCarthys adopted the five-weeks-old child and brought her to their home in Washington, D. C., on January 13, 1957.

The Funeral

Capitol Steps
The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Senator McCarthy is carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol for funeral services in the Senate chamber after an earlier service at St. Matthew's Cathedral, May 6, 1957.
Entering Church
The body of Senator McCarthy being carried into St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, May 6, 1957. An honor guard of Appleton's Commodore John Barry Post, Catholic War Veterans, led the procession. Eight Marines carried the body as a 35-man honor guard stood in salute.
Aisle of St. Mary Catholic Church
The family of Senator McCarthy follows the casket down the aisle of St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, May 6, 1957. Left to right: Andrew Fraser, Ogdensburg, New York, cousin of Mrs. Jean McCarthy; Roman Kornely, Appleton, brother-in-law of Senator McCarthy; Jean McCarthy, Senator McCarthy's widow; William McCarthy, Chicago, brother of Senator McCarthy.
Long Line
A long line of mourners outside St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, waiting to pass the bier of Senator McCarthy, May 6, 1957. More than 17,000 viewed the body.
Outside Church
A large crowd stood outside St. Mary Catholic Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, as the casket of Senator McCarthy is removed from the church and placed in a hearse to begin the journey to the parish cemetery, May 7, 1957.
Flowers on the gravesite of the McCarthy family plot in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin, before the arrival of the funeral procession, May 7, 1957.
Outside Funeral
Graveside ceremony for Senator McCarthy, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin, May 7, 1957.
The tombstone of Senator McCarthy, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin. (Photo dated March 9, 1989.)
Jean McCarthy, the widow of Senator McCarthy, looks on as two honor Marine Corps guards unveil a bust of her husband in the Outagamie County Courthouse, May 2, 1959. Next to Mrs. McCarthy is Senator Styles Bridges (R-New Hampshire), who gave the dedication address to about 400 people gathered on the Courthouse lawn. Circuit Judge Andrew W. Parnell (right) served as chairman of the event. The Marines are Captain R. E. Jones (left) and First Sergeant Lawrence Sepulveda, both of Oshkosh.
The bust of Senator McCarthy stood in the Outagamie County Courthouse from 1959 until 2001, when it was moved to the Outagamie Museum. (Photo dated July 8, 1986.)