The whole story in a nutshell!
- The whole story in a nutshell!
- Title (alt.):
Harrison's ideas! : Republican platform of 1888
Cleveland's ideas! : fruits of "free-wool message," "Mills' bill" and general Democratic policy
Major differences between incumbent Democrat Grover Cleveland and his Republican rival Benjamin Harrison during the 1888 Presidential campaign are emphasized on this campaign poster. During this era of rapid industrialization, Harrison promoted himself as the candidate best suited to national and international concerns while still being aware of important issues at the state level. The map imagery highlights Harrison’s expansionist position while underscoring Cleveland’s limited appeal, particularly in states colored gray. The fact that Harrison’s party and administration worked against organized labor did not prevent him from making it a central claim in his campaign poster.
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Free trade--United States
Political campaigns--United States--History--19th century--Maps
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
- 2 maps on 1 sheet : hand col. ; 53 x 36 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
New York :
Yale Publishing Co.
Scale not given
Includes illustrations, text about policies, and captions describing policies for areas of the United States.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
- Call #:
G3701.F9 1888 .R47x