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Campaign/Political Items

You can't hold a campaign without buttons, flyers, pamphlets and the like! And Vance's campaigns were no exception. Here you'll find authentic examples of campaign/political paraphernalia and publications of his day.

  • Flyer: "Vance for Governor". "for clean, honest, progressive government…"

  • What's Been Done - Front side of a political pamphlet, from Vance McCormick's campaign outlining "what's been done/what's yet to be done…"

  • Campaign button with Vance's image

  • Cover of Campaign Book and Political Guide, published by Democratic State Central Committee, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, 1914: with "here are the facts" emblazoned on the cover (also see sample page -- page one of the book, below).
    Publication includes political cartoons, an inspirational brief essay on the inside cover that extolled the meaning of democracy, laid out by none other by Woodrow Wilson.

  • Sample page of Political Campaign Book, written by Vance to outline his "Appeal for a United Democracy," and his own platform. Includes Portrait of Vance McCormick.

  • Political cartoons from above campaign book (1914)

  • Democratic Textbook, cover. Woodrow Wilson's picture on cover, price is 25 cents. Issued by the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Committee. Published in 1912, its primary consideration is the tariff. Example: [The American woman] pays at least 50 cents, and often 65, for a seamless cotton and silk lisle stocking of mercerized cotton top, double heel, sole and toe, with eight-inch top, and boot made from Japanese silk. It costs to manufacture this stocking in an American mill, operating at 95 per cent, efficiently, 22 84-100 cents per pair. The mill sells them to jobbers at 29 58-100 cents and the jobber to the retailer at 35 41-100 cents a pair. Total labor cost per pair, 3-11-100 cents. Import duty per pair, 13 33-100 cents. The duty is 4 28-100 times the total labor cost." (These statistics are accompanied by an eye-catching photo of a young lady's ankles. A few other articles - such as a young the taxes attached to a young woman's graduation gown - are similarly advertised, but most are dryly accompanied by charts, if accompanied at all.

  • A certificate decreeing that the War Trade Board has been dissolved. Dated June 30, 1919, and signed by the Secretary of the War Trade Board. Complete with bright red ribbon seal. Vance was Chairman of the War Trade Board.

  • "Smashing The Home Front" - Cover of this article, plus
    page 1
    page 2

  • A broadside outlining the background, etc. of two candidates.

  • "McCormick's Pledge to the Progressives": from an address to Washington Party State Committee, September 16, 1914.

  • Political platform handout with picture (front page only.)

  • A small ad/flyer for the governorship

  • Paragraph about Vance's work for farmers - part of an outline of his entire platform - that includes a wonderfully apt illustrated letter of his name.

  • "A Vote for Public Improvement," Article sung to the tune of "Marching Through Georgia." Complete with "Hurrah! Hurrah!'s. By George F. Ross, exact publishing date unknown. Saved in Vance's "Mark Twain" scrapbook.

  • "Don't Give the City a Black Eye" "The voters hold the fate of the city in their hands! What will they do?" Saved in Vance's "Mark Twain" scrapbook.

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