Exterior view of the The Chicago Coliseum in Chicago Illinois, at 15th and Wabash. U.S. flags decoratively displayed on the building as it hosts the 1916 Republican National Convention. Republican convention delegates parade on the streets near the Coliseum. The men hold the U.S. flags. A crowd gathered outside the coliseum. View of then Senator Warren G. Harding, the convention chairman, talking. Vehicles parked on the side of a road. Several dignitaries outside the building. A woman talks to an unidentified elderly delegate or attendee. Women suffragettes holding umbrellas in the rain moving on a road as they appeal for women's suffrage. The Presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes. Charles Evans Hughes moves with other officials along a road. An official shakes hands with him. Closeup view of Charles Evans Hughes nodding his head.
Delegates to the Republican National Convention are seen walking along the sidewalk, on their way to the Coliseum in Chicago. They carry small American flags. Some carry valises. Closeup of Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding (future President) who would give the keynote address at the convention. He doffs his hat and speaks toward the camera.
Other key Republican figures are also seen. Rainy street scene outside the coliseum, where taxis are lined up and many delegates are walking along the sidewalk carrying umbrellas. Signs mark "entrance F" and "Press" entrance. Crowds of people carrying umbrellas form two wide columns on opposite sides of a rain wet street, each column walking in opposite direction from the other. One group includes many women in dark raincoats with white dresses showing below them. A live baby elephant (Republican mascot) stands in the street, covered with a blanket displaying the word "Votes."
Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois. Aerial view of buildings and skyline in Chicago. Aerial view of Boston Store building and North American building in Chicago. Smoke arises from the buildings. Curtiss Amphibian flying boat in low fly-by to right.
The U.S. Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, during World War I. (now called Naval Station Great Lakes, or NAVSTA Great Lakes). Trucks and cars are driven through the main entrance gate. Sailors in uniforms walk in and out of the gate. A building near the gate. A sign on the building reads: 'US Naval Training Station, Great Lakes Illinois'. A flag flutters from a flag pole outside a building. Smoke from chimneys of a factory. Wide ranging views of many buildings at the training station from elevated and ground positions. View of barracks.
Democratic National Convention at the Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. Helen Gahagan (ex Broadway star, wife of film star Melvyn Douglas and herself a candidate for Congress from California) answers media persons. Photographers take photos. Mrs. Claude Pepper of Florida, Congress-woman Mary Norton of New Jersey, Senator Jackson of Indiana, Senator Scott Lucas, old warrior James Farley and others present. Chairman Robert Hanneagan calls the Democratic National Convention into session. Mrs. Charles Tillett of North Carolina addresses the convention. Helen Gahagan gives a speech. Oklahoma's Chief Executive Robert S. Kerr delivers an address.
Skyscrapers and cluster of buildings in Chicago, Illinois. Exterior views both elevated and street level of the giant Merchandise Mart building in Chicago's North side. View of the elevated train passing near the Merchandise Mart in the mid 1960s.