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 Presidential Primary in just a few DAYS AWAY, it’s fun to reflect on the Circus that New Hampshire residents love to embrace every four years (myself included!)! What candidates have you seen in New Hampshire thus far!?
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!
And don’t forget to stop by the Millyard Museum for their Special Exhibit: Manchester, the Presidency & the Primary! View details here.