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Catalog Number 11082-57
Title Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Democracy Leads"
Object Name Postcard
Description Main image on front is a cartoon drawing of Bryan and Taft in a race along a dirt path and white fence towards the White House in the background. Bryan, with a photo of his face on a cartoon body, is in the lead on his donkey. Taft, with a photo of his head pasted on, rides an elephant. Uncle Sam sits on the White House waiting for them. In the lower left corner, in red print: "Democracy leads". Upper right corner in black: "Presidential Race - 1908". Message on back asks about a bet on the finish. Sent October 18, 1908.
Date 1908
Culture American
Material paper, ink
Place of Origin USA: Illinois, Chicago
Height (in) 3.563
Width (in) 5.5
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930
Credit line William F. Schwind, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Schwind, William F.