Throwback Thursday Aug-14-2014

We’re all accustomed to the inundation of Presidential candidates every four years in the Queen City. Being the political nerd that I am, I absolutely LOVE it! When I saw images in the Manchester Historic Association’s archives of some presidential visits from as far back at 1908, I knew I had to share them!

Included in this post are images from Presidents T. Roosevelt, Taft, and Ford’s respected visits. While there are no images (I could find) of President Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Manchester in 1860, I did find a sobering one of the Smyth Block (owned by Governor Frederick Smyth then Republican City Chairman and an avid supporter of President Lincoln) dressed in black for Lincoln’ assassination just five years after his visit.

I hope you enjoy these great shots!

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