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    Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden: Election Bet Photograph. 7 3/4" x 5 3/4" albumen photograph on the original 9" x 11" mount, titled "The Start From Mr. Hobart's Residence, East Lexington." Apparently, Mr. Hobart was a Tilden supporter in the election of 1876, but didn't have to pay off his bet until shortly after the inauguration of Hayes. He is shown here pushing a barrel of apples weighing 205 pounds from his residence at East Lexington to Somerville, Massachusetts. The barrel is adorned with flags and inscribed: "Tilden Was Elected 1876 By Voice of the People But Counted Out by Fraud in 1877." A sign on the tree says "This Estate for Sale" so it seems Mr. Hobart made some other bad decisions and had other debts to pay off. A fun item!

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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