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    George Francis Train: Graphic 1869 Broadside. 9" x 24" broadside advertising a lecture at the Chicago Music Hall on November 2, 1869 by one of America's greatest eccentrics and anti-establishment politicians, George Francis Train. It qualifies as an 1872 campaign item, as it promotes the lecture as the "225th successive Lecture of his Course of 600 since released from a British Bastile on his way to the White House in 1872." The subjects to be discussed show Train's anti-British bias (even though he had conducted a successful lecture tour of England in 1862), his desire for Irish independence, corruption in the Grant administration ("He will show why the President of the United States should be Impeached!"), etc. The borders are crammed with political slogans. The best Train item we have seen. Train was a self-made millionaire in the shipping business, but eventually went broke and spent his last days on a bench in Gramercy Park, feeding the pigeons and keeping the children entertained. His lectures must have been tremendously exhilarating. Shrink-wrapped and ready to hang.

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    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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