In 1950, when he was a candidate for the California State Senate, Richard Nixon made a brief stop in Los Gatos.
A number of local residents greeted him on Santa Cruz Avenue where this photo was taken.
His opponent was Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas, a former Broadway star, protege of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the first Democratic woman Californians elected to Congress.
At the time, California candidates could cross-file on both the Democratic and Republican ballots and Nixon sent 68,500 leaflets to registered Democrats failing to disclose his party affiliation.
The night before the primary his "campaign trickery" was exposed in full page newspaper ads under the heading: "Warning to All Democrats."
He won the GOP primary by 700,000 votes but the "Tricky Dick" moniker dogged him for the rest of his political life.