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    McKinley & Hobart and Jacob Coxey: Establishment and Anti-Establishment Ribbons. We offer a pair of ribbons that presents a contrast in political ideology. The first is a 2.75" x 7.25" gold satin ribbon with portraits of the 1896 Republican nominees, William McKinley and Garret Hobart. It was issued for employees of "The New Phila. Iron & Steel Co Republican Club" and has a great quote by McKinley: "An Honest Dollar and a Chance to Earn It." Industrial tycoon Marc Hanna bankrolled the McKinley campaign and workers were often "gently persuaded" to participate in the effort or perhaps lose their jobs. In contrast, we present a paper ribbon measuring 2.5" x 7.75" issued during Jacob Coxey's march on Washington in 1894. He was arrested for violating a capital ordinance against walking on public lawns. The ribbon contains a litany of progressive proposals and states that the "People's Party Will elect a Congress to represent the People and not Wall Street." (sound familiar?) The back has an ad for "The Chicago Searchlight" newspaper with an offer to sell "Coxey's Badge on Ribbon" for 25-cents.

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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