For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I thought it fitting to revisit some images we pulled out of the Manchester Historic Association’s archives in August 2014 showing presidential visits of Manchester’s past. Now that the City elections are over, all of New Hampshire is looking forward to The Presidential Primary in just a few months in February! You’ve got to love NH’s political cycle!
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!