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    William Jennings Bryan: Perhaps THE Classic American Political Poster. The 1890s and early 1900s are largely considered the golden era of American color lithography, and some of the finest posters of that era had political subject matter. The "Bryan Octopus Poster" is perhaps the most widely published and familiar such image today. With its rich color and evocative themes, it seems to sum up Bryan's 1900 campaign in a single poster, which features Bryan's immortal "No crown of thorns, no cross of gold" quote, and various devices, including Miss Liberty chopping at the tentacles of an octopus labeled "Trusts" as it seeks to embrace the major categories of American industry. This example is in beautiful condition, and has been professionally linen backed to preserve it and to facilitate easy and safe handling. 19.5" by 29".

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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