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    William Jennings Bryan: 1896 Folk Art Banner. Wonderful 41" x 34" cotton banner with hand-drawn portrait of Bryan on the right side, along with the following inscription: "W. J. Bryan/ The Workingman's Friend./ 'You shall not press down upon the brow/ of labor this crown of thorns./ You shall not crucify mankind/ upon a cross of gold.'" Signed by the artist: "C. Lee/ Toll Gate/ W. Va." Some damp stains and aging, but totally intact and, considering its age, in great shape. An outstanding display piece from the campaign of 1896, Bryan's "First Battle".

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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