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    McKinley & Bryan: A Mammoth 1896 Campaign Poster. One of the key issues of the election was the sharply differing positions taken by the candidates on the subject of protective tariffs. McKinley took the traditional Republican position, endorsing stiff tariffs to protect American labor, while Bryan was left to defend what at that time was the traditional Democratic support of free trade, a stance which had proven a political loser for the Democrats before. This dramatic poster, measuring 36" x 48", is one of a series of several graphic black-and-white posters from this election which are among the most imposing campaign display items of that era. These large posters were distributed folded to a manageable size, so this one shows typical fine creases as issued with light toning and minor loss at the folds. It was mounted on linen many years ago, possibly at time of manufacture. It is sold without a frame.


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