ca. 1860, [The first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago], William Marsh Abrahan Lincoln was one of the most strategic political nominees. He recognized the importance and benefit of the photograph as well as the newspapers in securing his public image and nomination. Therefore, Mr. Lincoln sat for over 100 photographs during his lifetime.
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) Picture taken in 1964 Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Photo credit: Library of Congress
Young men wearing 'GIs For Peace' hats and other protestors listen attentively to a speaker as they gather outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention to protest the Vietnam War, Chicago, Illinois, August 1968.