Republican Glee Club group portrait   Save
Republican Glee Club Collection, 1872-2005
Description: Dated March 1929, this photograph shows members of the Republican Glee Club of Columbus, Ohio, outside the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. The Glee Club performed there as part of the inaugural celebrations for President Herbert Hoover. The Republican Glee Club formed in Columbus when a group of men who enjoyed singing formed a group to campaign for presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 presidential election against Horace Greeley. The group of singers originally called themselves the Grant and Wilson Glee Club, always changing their name to support the candidate the group was endorsing. By 1885, the Glee Club supported state and local races too, and in 1895 permanently changed the club's name to the Republican Glee Club. The Republican Glee Club Collection includes sheet music and songbooks, organizational records, historical information, event programs, and photographs. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1441AV_B13_F13_1
Subjects: Republican Glee Club; Republican Party; Political campaigns; Political clubs; Portrait photography; Choirs (Music)
Places: Tucson (Arizona)