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1850 Election Campaign Political Handbills Being Circulated with Fake Candidates Signatures “BE NOT DECEIVED!!"
November 5, 1850-Dated, Large Printed Political Broadside titled, “BOLTER’S FORGERY! JAMES C. SMITH’S LAST KICK!," Very Fine.
This original, very boldly printed Political Broadside describes and attempts to counteract dirty politics of the day. It measures a large size of 12" x 17" and is dated Nov. 5th 1850. It is vividly declaring that certain handbills that had been circulated showing the support of the “Democracy of Wayne" (Wayne County, New York) for a James. C. Smith, as a Candidate for Congress was a forgery! This Broadside proclaims, “BE NOT DECEIVED!!"... "LET DEMOCRATS SUPPORT NONE BUT DEMOCRATS." Light expected tone, well centered with large bold print that is easily readable and make this a great Broadside for display. Rare, being the first we have seen.