Photo Essays

LIFE’s Best Convention Photos: The GOP

Time and again, LIFE photographers like Alfred Eisenstaedt, Bill Ray, Thomas McAvoy, Ed Clark, Gjon Mili and others found ways to capture — and to bring home to...

Growing Up Romney: Mitt’s Early World

The childhood narratives that inform the public’s perception of so many political figures —Abe Lincoln’s log cabin; George Washington’s cherry tree; JFK’s...

Mitt Romney On The Trail

Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier follows the candidate through New Hampshire, where he is ahead in the polls, and Iowa, where he is behind

Marco Rubio, Republican Savior

TIME’s photo editors take you to freshman Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s most memorable moments.  Rubio is the subject of TIME’s cover story this week, “The...

Republican Memorabilia

A gallery of items on display at the party's national headquarters Photographs by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME

John McCain's Campaign Farewell

The GOP nominee concedes defeat at a somber gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona Photographs for TIME by Christopher Morris / VII and Danny...