First lady, secretary of state and now Democratic presidential nominee — Hillary Clinton has had quite the trajectory over the past 40 years. And on Thursday, the final night of the Democratic National Convention, she made sure to remind attendees and viewers of her history as she talked about the future.
Before Clinton came on stage Thursday in Philadelphia to speak about her accomplishments and campaign for the Oval Office, organizers showed a 12-minute video taking voters through Clinton's life. Produced by Shonda Rhimes and narrated by Morgan Freeman, the clip was a treasure trove of old Clinton photos. It showed her growing up in a Chicago suburb, attending Wellesley College and meeting her husband, Bill. Video clips depicted Clinton as first lady, New York senator and presidential candidate.
"My job titles only tell you what I've done. They don't tell you why," Clinton said Thursday. "The truth is, through all these years of public service, the 'service' part has always come easier to me than the 'public' part."
Clinton has used vintage photos of herself before in her campaign. She and her daughter, Chelsea, have been posting throwback Thursday pictures on Instagram for months, often pinned to holidays like Easter or Christmas. They're not just for fun: Last September, Politico wrote that the Clinton campaign was likely publishing "little-known images of the candidate pulled from old family photo albums" in keeping with a "larger campaign strategy to make Clinton more relatable to voters."
Clinton, the first American woman to nab a major party's presidential nomination, received more than 15.8 million votes during the Democratic primary. But she's polling an average of about 1 percentage point behind Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to data from RealClearPolitics.
Whether you're with her, against her or simply want to see some great photos of weird 1990s fashion, check out these 17 pictures of Clinton throughout the years: