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    William Jennings Bryan: The Iconic "Bryan Octopus" Poster from the 1900 Election. This colorful and evocative poster is considered by many to be the ultimate example of political poster lithography from this golden era. "No crown of thorns.... no cross of gold" it proclaims, while Bryan is surrounded by rich imagery: the Statue of Liberty being hailed by liberated Cubans and Filipinos; a plow and hammer symbolizing American agriculture; the Liberty Bell; a figure of Justice; and a silver dollar and gold coin representations of the 16 to 1 monetary issue. Most compelling is the image of Lady Liberty, wielding an ax, shopping at the octopus of "trusts" which ensnares in its tentacles representations of major American industries. By the renowned Strobridge Lithography Co. of Cincinnati, it measures 21" x 31", nicely custom framed. Excellent condition.

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    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
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