- National Monthly Magazine
- Vance on the cover of the National Monthly magazine, July,
- Democratic Textbook, a 430-page publication, shaped to fit
in one's breast pocket. Published in 1912.
- "Vance McCormick:
Country Gentleman": Full page article from The Countryside,
January, 1917. With photos. By Charles G. Miller.
- "Vote For
Public Improvement" (actual headline is improvements) Sung
to the tune of "marching through Georgia," complete with "Hurrah!
Hurrah!" s, by George F. Ross, exact date unknown. Preserved in
Vance's "Mark Twain" scrapbook, which is filled with his campaign
- "Don't Give
the City a Black Eye," (no author credited). This article was
preserved in Vance McCormick's Mark Twain scrapbook: "The voters
hold the fate of the city in their hands! What will they do?..."
Preserved in Vance's "Mark Twain" scrapbook, which is filled
with his campaign articles.
- "Men Made by the War":
a newspaper article by columnist Jane Dixon, who calls Vance McCormick
a "gold spoon baby" who "stiffened up and gathered strength.
- "It Will Be A Clean Fight":
An article from The Independent, July 10, 1916, outlining the race between
William R. Willcox and Vance McCormick for Chair of campaign chair.
- "Vance McCormick
Hit Republican Line Hard" - Newspaper article from 1916
- Contemporary biographical article
about Vance McCormick. Publication and date unknown.
- Newspaper including a caricature
political cartoon of Vance McCormick: "You'd never guess he had
- "The Awakening
Published By the American Civic Association on February 1914, and written
by J. Horace McFarland, President, this booklet cost just ten cents
in its day.
- Political cartoon of Vance
- "President Wilson picked Vance McCormick"
- Contemporary biographical article
- Article from the Democratic
Watchman, Bellefonte, PA, June 23, 1916
- Article from the Pittsburgh
Post, March 1, 1906, announcing McCormick's possible candidacy for
Governor. With picture.
- Campaign writings from the PA Anti-Saloon League.
- Cover of the Yale Alumni
Weekly, published November 11, 1911.
- Yale Alumni Weekly, 1907
- Sample page of the Yale
Alumni Weekly. This was published in Vance's junior year, and pictures
him as a halfback on the football team. The next year, he was quarterback,
and captain of the team.
- 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.
- Article: "Smashing The Home Front"
- A booklet by Dean Hoffman, published in January, 1919 (revised December
1926), telling the story of the War Trade Board. Includes cover and
sample pages, mentioning Vance's role
- Page of a campaign book,
written by Vance to outline his "appeal for a United Democracy,"
and his own platform.
- Campaign Book and Political
Includes Portrait of Vance McCormick (SEE PAGE 1 -campaign book 1),
published by Democratic State Central Committee, Harrisburg Pennsylvania,
1914: with "here are the facts" Emblazoned on the cover and
an inspirational brief essay on the inside cover that extolled the meaning
of democracy, laid out by none other by Woodrow Wilson.
- Cover, Democratic Textbook
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
- Napoleon's Legion book,
presented to Vance McCormick, and bearing his name. Vance received the
Legion of Honor.
- "McCormick's Pledge to the Progressives":
from an address to Washington Party State Copmmittee, September 16,
- 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.
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