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National Watchman’s People’s Party Campaign Souvenir, 1892

National Watchman, [Washington DC]. 1892, Approximately 8x10 inch pictorial sheet printed as a souvenir by the newspaper that was affiliated with the People’s Party; central image is of the White House, surrounded by twelve small portraits of the party’s candidates in various states. Mild traces of soil, especially on the blank reverse; generally very good. The People’s Party, or Populists, ran national candidates for the first time in this election. Thomas E. Watson, second from the left in the bottom row, was a proponent at this time of black and white unity against the socio-economic elite, though he changed his tune in later years; after turning into a racist, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic demagogue he finally had the chops to appeal to voters in his home state of Georgia and was elected to the US Senate in 1920. William Peffer, second from left at the top, was one of the first Populist senators, known for his enormous beard.

Cat.No: 182381

Price: $75.00

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