"Wigwam" of the 1860 Republican Presidential Convention, Chicago

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Title

"Wigwam" of the 1860 Republican Presidential Convention, Chicago

Description

Engraving depicts wooden structure, built in just a few weeks, to hold 10,000 delegates to the party's nominating convention. In the years following it was used to hold rallies and political meetings during the Civil War before its demolition sometime during the late 1860s. Today, its location can be visited at the intersection of Wacker Drive and Lake Street.

Publisher

"The Republican Standard"

Blanchard, Rufus

Date

1860

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress, Portfolio 13, no. 18

Format

jpeg, 790 KB

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Original Format

Broadside engraving

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