Item ID:274425232147
Seller ID: butternut_grove_antiques
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 07/11/2020
End Date: 09/10/2020
Location: Beverly Hills, Florida
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Harpers wkly pol 'toon art golf enthusiasts 1 2&3 carnegie vp sherman rockefellr

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We're fans of classic, magazine political cartoons, and decided to pass on some of these remarkable examples, which remain quite affordable. You're getting original, period art over a hundred years old suitable for framing. We have several anti-William Jennings Bryan cartoons in our store, since he was just so FUN to mock around the 1908 election. But these are more than political examples, so golf collectors might appreciate them the most. And, as part of an entire series, these are noted as numbers one, two and three, making the desire for them possibly greater for collectors. They had to have been published after March 4, 1909, since that is when James Sherman was inaugurated as William Howard Taft's vice-president. He's number two in the set. And he died in office just before the 1912 election, which narrows when these were done even more. On the pages of the republican-leaning Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast's political cartoon tradition was being carried-on by creative, satirical artists like Edward Winsor Kemble and others. These 11" x 15.75" full page cartoons were actually done with their removal as wall art in mind. And, when framed well to preserve them today, they deserve to be proudly displayed, laughed-at and historically respected. Some give a more accurate portrayal about what was actually happening during a campaign, presidency or socially than many words could describe, just like the old saying. The rich, steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, is number one in this set, shown ready to tee off in his Scottish garb with a older, bewhiskered caddie. James Schoolcraft Sherman is number two, Vice President of the United States, looking nonplussed while cleaning off his driver after collecting a major divot and completely missing the ball, while his young caddie smirks. His boss Taft was REALLY a golfer, shown as such on many postcards as a golfing Billy Possum, so we bet there's an example for him in this cartoon set as well. Thirdly comes possibly the richest man on the planet at that time, John D. Rockefeller. He didn't even take up the sport until 1901 when he was 62, already an advanced age at that time when the median death age for a man was about 50. And Rockefeller played clear into his mid-nineties, as classic photos show. Here he squints with one eye closed trying to sink a close putt, while his caddie keeps BOTH eyes on him so he can't cheat. We TOLD you these were great. They are in nice condition but please enlarge our images and judge condition for yourself so that you can be happy with your purchase. S & H on this will be $4.50 carefully packed in a tube, first class with tracking. We are members of APIC and sell only authentic presidential campaign material so buy with confidence. We will combine S&H even though eBay says we don't. Just request a new invoice before paying.

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President: William H. Taft
Theme: Political