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    The New Tariff Range Advertising Sign Pictures an assemblage of politicians. Recognizable in the group is John Logan, a Senate member until 1886 and the runningmate for James G. Blaine in 1884. Blaine and Logan were supporters of protective tariffs, so it was a commentary of the politics of the day for the Taunton Ironworks to name their range the "New Tariff." This period 1886 paper sign is 16 1/2" by 19 3/4", complete and nicely framed. The bold graphics of the period are somewhat muted and minor browning of the paper does not detract but tends to blend in as if part of the background. It was politically correct late into the turn of the century for a politician to be used in an advertisement. It wasn't until much later that the practice was stopped, making the early pieces portraying political figures very difficult to find and quite rare. Since Taunton was the mecca for the manufacturing of iron, it is hard to find any information on this company in particular as many iron companies during that period manufactured cast stoves. This sign certainly can support the interest of a diverse collecting field.

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