Baltimore was once one of the go-to cities for national presidential nominating conventions. From 1832 to 1852, six straight Democratic conventions were held in Baltimore, and in 1864, the Republicans (calling themselves the National Union party) met here to nominate Abraham Lincoln for a second term. This ticket admitted the bearer to the 1912 Democratic gathering, the last major presidential convention to call Baltimore home, where Woodrow Wilson was nominated on the 46th ballot. Tickets similar to this one are in the collection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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