Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 9 — Republican National Conventions

As the GOP prepares to party in Tampa and nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to take on Barack Obama this November, I thought I’d take a look at Republican National Conventions gone by. Here’s a selection of vintage photographs from GOP pow-wows starting with 1908 and ending with 1976.

1908 — Chicago (William Howard Taft)

Republican National Convention, Coliseum, Chicago, June 16, 1908
Republican National Convention, Coliseum, Chicago, June 16, 1908

1912 — Chicago (William Howard Taft)

California Suffragettes - Isabella Blaney, Mary Willmarth, and Jane Addams
California Suffragettes – Isabella Blaney, Mary Willmarth, and Jane Addams

1916 – Chicago (Charles Evans Hughes)

1916 Republican National Convention, Chicago
1916 Republican National Convention, Chicago

1920 — Chicago (Warren G. Harding)

Republican National Convention, 1920
Republican National Convention, 1920

1936 — Cleveland (Alf Landon)

1936 Republican National Convention - Alf Landon Supporters
1936 Republican National Convention – Alf Landon Supporters

1940 — Philadelphia (Wendell Willkie)

1940 Republican National Convention
1940 Republican National Convention

1944 — Chicago (Thomas E. Dewey)

1944 Republican National Convention
1944 Republican National Convention – Thomas E. Dewey Supporters

1948 — Philadelphia (Thomas E. Dewey)

National Councilman John E. Jackson attending the Republican Convention.
National Councilman John E. Jackson attending the Republican Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

1952 — Chicago (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Attendees at the 1952 Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois
Attendees at the 1952 Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois

1956 — San Francisco (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Attendees at the 1956 Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California
Attendees at the 1956 Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California

1960 — Chicago (Richard M. Nixon)

1960 Republican National Convention
1960 Republican National Convention – Scene after Nixon wins the nomination.

1964 — San Francisco (Barry Goldwater)

Supporters of Barry Goldwater waving signs at 1964 Republican National Convention.
Supporters of Barry Goldwater waving signs at 1964 Republican National Convention, San Francisco.

1968 — Miami Beach

1968 Republican National Convention
NBC News correspondent John Chancellor interviewing California Governor Ronald Reagan.

1972 — Miami Beach

1972 Republican National Convention
(L-R) Sammy Davis Jr., David and Julie Eisenhower, Tricia and Ed Cox attending the 1972 Republican National Convention.

1976 — Kansas City (Gerald Ford)

President Gerald Ford's supporters at the Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri
President Gerald Ford’s supporters at the Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri

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