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    William McKinley: Perhaps the Most Sought After of All Color Political Lithography from This "Golden Era." The period from the late 1880s through the early 1900s produced without a doubt the most beautiful of all political campaign posters. At, or very near, the top of everyone's list of the best of the genre would be this wonderful McKinley 1900 reelection poster. The country was coming off four years of renewed prosperity after the recession-plagued Cleveland years, as well as an easy victory in the Spanish-American War, and the Republicans wisely chose to trade on the public euphoria as they swept to an easy election win. This amazing poster features McKinley with an American flag, standing on a giant representation of a gold coin which is supported by American businessmen and working men. In the background are elaborate vignettes illustrating American commerce and industry, while the entire scene is illuminated by a rising sun emanating its yellow rays behind the standing figure of McKinley. "Prosperity at Home, Prestige Abroad," it proclaims, summarizing the 1900 GOP campaign mantra. Here graphic appeal combines with rarity, as there are surely fewer than ten examples of this poster known in the organized hobby, and several of those exhibit condition issues. This example is in superb condition and is assuredly unimprovable. A very special opportunity. 28.5" x 41.5", elegantly double matted and custom-framed to an overall 37 x 51". This lot requires 3rd party shipping.



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