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    William Jennings Bryan: The Iconic "Octopus" Poster from the 1900 Election. 19.25" x 29.25" [sight] stone lithograph by Strobridge Lithographers of Cincinnati. This colorful and evocative poster is considered by many to be the ultimate example of political poster lithography from this golden era. "No crown of thorns.... no cross of gold" it proclaims, while Bryan is surrounded by rich imagery: the Statue of Liberty being hailed by liberated Cubans and Filipinos; a plow and hammer symbolizing American agriculture; the Liberty Bell; a figure of Justice; and a silver dollar and gold coin, representations of the 16-to-1 monetary issue. Most compelling is the image of Lady Liberty, wielding an ax, chopping at the octopus of "trusts" which ensnares in its tentacles representations of major American industries. Mint condition. Not examined outside of frame which measures 23" x 33".

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    June, 2019
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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