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    William Jennings Bryan: The Iconic "Bryan Octopus" Poster from the 1900 Election. 19" x 28 1/2" [sight] stone lithograph by Strobridge Lithograph of Cincinnati. 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. Luxuriously double-matted and framed. Minor foxing in lower left corner. Apparently mounted to board during the campaign, as evidenced by two brass grommets near the top.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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