Images: #TBT Gallery revisits Chicago's Republican National Conventions

 
 
Posted7/21/2016 1:00 AM

See moments from a few of the many Republican National Conventions hosted in Chicago through the years. Abraham Lincoln was nominated in 1860, William Howard Taft was nominated in 1912, Herbert Hoover was nominated in 1932, and Richard Nixon was nominated in 1960.

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U.S. Vice-president Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge wave from the Republican National Convention rostrum at Chicago's International Amphitheater, July 28, 1960. They were responding to cheers of delegates and guests after Nixon and Lodge were nominated as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
U.S. Vice-president Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge wave from the Republican National Convention rostrum at Chicago's International Amphitheater, July 28, 1960. They were responding to cheers of delegates and guests after Nixon and Lodge were nominated as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
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The "wigwam" was the scene of the 1860 Republican National Convention at which Abraham Lincoln was nominated.
The "wigwam" was the scene of the 1860 Republican National Convention at which Abraham Lincoln was nominated.
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The "wigwam" was the scene of the 1860 Republican National Convention at which Abraham Lincoln was nominated.
The "wigwam" was the scene of the 1860 Republican National Convention at which Abraham Lincoln was nominated.
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Automobiles drive past the Chicago Coliseum as it hosts an American Road Builders convention in this 1927 photo. The Coliseum, several times voted the "Ugliest Building in Chicago," was the site of all Republican conventions from 1904 to 1920, plus Teddy Roosevelt's 1912 Bull Moose convention. The last political event hosted at the site was the 1969 Students for Democratic Society convention. The Coliseum was condemned in 1971 and demolished in 1982.
Automobiles drive past the Chicago Coliseum as it hosts an American Road Builders convention in this 1927 photo. The Coliseum, several times voted the "Ugliest Building in Chicago," was the site of all Republican conventions from 1904 to 1920, plus Teddy Roosevelt's 1912 Bull Moose convention. The last political event hosted at the site was the 1969 Students for Democratic Society convention. The Coliseum was condemned in 1971 and demolished in 1982.
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Republican Convention of 1912.
Republican Convention of 1912.
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This is a photo of the Chicago Stadium in Dec. 1931. The Republican National Convention is to be held here in June 1932 for the re-nomination of President Hoover. The convention hall capacity is 25,000 people.
This is a photo of the Chicago Stadium in Dec. 1931. The Republican National Convention is to be held here in June 1932 for the re-nomination of President Hoover. The convention hall capacity is 25,000 people.
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The Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., is shown on June 14, 1932. This and other original photos were flown to New York by Russell Boardman, a transatlantic pilot.
The Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., is shown on June 14, 1932. This and other original photos were flown to New York by Russell Boardman, a transatlantic pilot.
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Pierre S. DuPont of Delaware, left, speaks with Major Henry Curran, of New York, who is head of the Association for the Repeal of the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, June 12, 1932 before the Republican convention in Chicago, IL.
Pierre S. DuPont of Delaware, left, speaks with Major Henry Curran, of New York, who is head of the Association for the Repeal of the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, June 12, 1932 before the Republican convention in Chicago, IL.
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Rep. Bertrand Snell, R-N.Y., who is the permanent chairman of the Republican National Convention, waves as he led cheering on behalf of President Herbert Hoover when the president's name was put before the GOP Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 16, 1932.
Rep. Bertrand Snell, R-N.Y., who is the permanent chairman of the Republican National Convention, waves as he led cheering on behalf of President Herbert Hoover when the president's name was put before the GOP Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 16, 1932.
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Carrying placards urging repeal of the 20-year provision for payout, Bonus Army vets unleash their first major demonstration at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 15, 1932. They veterans suddenly produced their banners and a row of pails that touched off the demonstration.
Carrying placards urging repeal of the 20-year provision for payout, Bonus Army vets unleash their first major demonstration at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Ill., June 15, 1932. They veterans suddenly produced their banners and a row of pails that touched off the demonstration.
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The exterior of Chicago's International Amphitheatre is shown in this Feb. 20, 1983, file photo. The Amphitheatre hosted the Republican conventions in 1952 and 1960. It also hosted the Democrats in 1952, 1956 and 1968. The building still stands, but is antiquated now and has suffered with the decline of its surrounding Stockyards neighborhood.
The exterior of Chicago's International Amphitheatre is shown in this Feb. 20, 1983, file photo. The Amphitheatre hosted the Republican conventions in 1952 and 1960. It also hosted the Democrats in 1952, 1956 and 1968. The building still stands, but is antiquated now and has suffered with the decline of its surrounding Stockyards neighborhood.
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President Dwight Eisenhower squints and waves as confetti fills air and covers car he rides in motorcade in downtown Chicago on July 26, 1960. Huge crowd turned out to see the President on his arrival to attend Republican National Convention.
President Dwight Eisenhower squints and waves as confetti fills air and covers car he rides in motorcade in downtown Chicago on July 26, 1960. Huge crowd turned out to see the President on his arrival to attend Republican National Convention.
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President Dwight Eisenhower leans forward to get a closer look at gold bracelet presented to the First Lady Mamie Eisenhower at Republican Convention on July 26, 1960 in Chicago. Photo was made as they sat on rostrum after the President had concluded his address.
President Dwight Eisenhower leans forward to get a closer look at gold bracelet presented to the First Lady Mamie Eisenhower at Republican Convention on July 26, 1960 in Chicago. Photo was made as they sat on rostrum after the President had concluded his address.
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Resolutions Committee Chairman Charles H. Percy, left, reaches rostrum of Republican convention on July 27, 1960 in Chicago to present platform. He is greeted by Meade Alcorn, National Committeeman for Connecticut.
Resolutions Committee Chairman Charles H. Percy, left, reaches rostrum of Republican convention on July 27, 1960 in Chicago to present platform. He is greeted by Meade Alcorn, National Committeeman for Connecticut.
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In hotel headquarters on July 27, 1960 in downtown Chicago, Vice President Richard Nixon and Mrs. Pat Nixon watch Republican convention progress on television. At this stage Gov. Mark Hatfield, Oregon, is placing Nixon's name before the convention for presidential nomination.
In hotel headquarters on July 27, 1960 in downtown Chicago, Vice President Richard Nixon and Mrs. Pat Nixon watch Republican convention progress on television. At this stage Gov. Mark Hatfield, Oregon, is placing Nixon's name before the convention for presidential nomination.
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several men manage a large Nixon for President sign as the Republican convention gathers, July 27, 1960 in Chicago.
several men manage a large Nixon for President sign as the Republican convention gathers, July 27, 1960 in Chicago.
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Richard Nixon with unidentified GOP leaders at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago on July 27, 1960, after Nixon's presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention.
Richard Nixon with unidentified GOP leaders at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago on July 27, 1960, after Nixon's presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention.
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This is a view of area around rostrum, July 28, 1960 in Chicago, as Republicans whooped it up as name of Henry Cabot Lodge was placed in nomination for vice president.
This is a view of area around rostrum, July 28, 1960 in Chicago, as Republicans whooped it up as name of Henry Cabot Lodge was placed in nomination for vice president.
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Republicans demonstrate, July 28, 1960 in Chicago, as name of Henry Cabot Lodge is placed in nomination for Vice President.
Republicans demonstrate, July 28, 1960 in Chicago, as name of Henry Cabot Lodge is placed in nomination for Vice President.
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U.S. presidential nominee, Richard M. Nixon, and vice-presidential nominee, Henry Cabot Lodge, respond to ovation by Republican National Convention in Chicago, Il., July 28, 1960.
U.S. presidential nominee, Richard M. Nixon, and vice-presidential nominee, Henry Cabot Lodge, respond to ovation by Republican National Convention in Chicago, Il., July 28, 1960.
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