McKinley League “Republican Standard” Uncle Sam Broadside Condemning The Democratic Free Silver Policy
c. 1896 Presidential Election Campaign Broadside Poster titled, “THE REPUBLICAN STANDARD” as Issued by the McKinley League of Philadelphia, PA, Very Fine.
This highly decorative and creative large size Broadside measures 24” x 18.75” and features wonderful caricatures of “Uncle Sam,” a bearded foreigner removing American Gold for money from Abroad, Sailing Ships and Winged Coins flying off to overseas. This rare uniquely stylized original political Broadside promotes William McKinley and the Republican Party’s Gold and Silver trade policies, as compared to the Democrat’s “Free Silver” Standard--which they asserted would yield only 50 cents on the dollar. Printed in deep black on light tan heavy wove period paper. The heavy theme Coinage related images are sharp, even in tone with a sealed split at the top center edge margin and some slight edge chipping. Overall, an impressive design and it delivers a powerful political message. A wonderful example for framing and display.
William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver (effectively, expansionary monetary policy).