Past Political Pasters
Herein Please Find Some Pasters ... Utica, New York, 1859.
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This anonymous handbill with slips for pasting onto ballots is inscribed on the reverse by an annoyed voter who apparently received three solicitations to distribute. He writes to a friend: “I think these will be safe in your hands ‘till you first kindle a fire in your stove. Say nothing. All going right here.” These pasters, slit and ready for use, are rare survivors and reflect the complexities of running for office in this era. Judge Johnson, the incumbent, was defeated in November.