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See Dick Run: 1956

See Dick Run: 1956

August 1956. "Attendees at the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California." They liked Ike, and Richard Nixon too. Photograph by Thomas J. O'Halloran, U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

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Nixon's The One

People routinely use the dumpster behind my mother's school to illegally dispose of their unwanted clutter rather than driving an extra mile to the city dump.

Every now and then, something interesting will pop up, like this vintage Nixon campaign poster, almost identical to the ones shown above. The same person also left behind a similar campaign poster for Ford, a broken golf bag, and several empty sacks of potting soil.

["Almost" identical? They look the same to me. I bet that's worth something. - Dave]

'56 conventions

The 1956 political conventions were the first I remember. The Republican one in the SF Cow Palace was most memorable for the live TV coverage of Ike's motorcade from the airport occurring just some 10 miles away from us across the Bay in Hayward. Also, there was that one delegate who cast his vote for VP for someone else besides Nixon since he didn't want a unanimous outcome!

Tricky Dicky

If they only knew what the future would bring.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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