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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- "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
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