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    William Jennings Bryan: Great Silver Dollar Poster. Possibly unique 20 1/2" x 27" poster issued by the "California Silver Campaign Committee" of San Francisco in 1896 and printed by R. M. Wood of that city. Printed in blue, black and tangerine, it shows a youthful portrait of Bryan superimposed on a large silver dollar inscribed "United States of America One Dollar". It is titled "For the People William J. Bryan". Contrary to the satirical "Bryan dollars" which implied a devaluation of the coinage should "Free Silver" be implemented, this poster points to a more positive outcome, one aimed at helping "The People". We have never seen this wonderful poster before. It is hard to keep one's eyes off the central image of Bryan which seems to pop off the paper. One lateral tear which ends just below Bryan's neck, three small missing pieces of background (which are barely noticeable as the backing board is the same color), small detached sections in top left corner and mid-top border, both neatly laid back into place. Not examined out of frame. Displays very well.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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