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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Chicago Coliseum in 1912

 Crowd outside the Chicago Coliseum in 1912

A photo of the crowd for the 1912 Republican National Convention, outside of the Chicago Coliseum, located at Wabash Avenue and 15th Street, posted on Flickr by The Library of Congress.

According the Wiki entry for the Coliseum, it hosted five consecutive Republican National Conventions from 1904 through 1920. At the 1912 convention, former president Teddy Roosevelt failed in his attempt to wrest the nomination from the incumbent, William Howard Taft. Roosevelt ran on the "Bull Moose Party" ticket, splitting the Republican vote and ensuring the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

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