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1884 BENJAMIN BUTLER / ABSOLOM WEST PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BROADSIDE HANDBILL

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Exceptionally rare and original, 1884 Greenback Party Presidential Election Broadside / Handbill from the State of Connecticut featuring the Third Party Ticket of Benjamin Butler and Absolom West. This outstanding, 1884 Presidential Campaign small size Broadside measures approx. 6" by 9 1/4" and advertises a “Butler & West Grand Rally!” to be held on October 7th at Middletown, Connecticut. Text at the top of the Broadside reads “Equal Rights, Equal Burdens, Equal Powers, Equal Privileges, to all Men Under the Law.” Further text on the Broadside reads in part “Prominent Speakers will expound the Principles of The People’s National Party. The Greenback Party (in 1884 known as the People's Party) was an American political party with an anti-monopoly ideology which was active between 1874 and 1889. The party ran candidates in three presidential elections—in the elections of 1876, 1880, and 1884, before fading away. The party's name referred to the non-gold backed paper money, commonly known as "greenbacks", issued by the North during the American Civil War and shortly afterward. The party opposed the deflationary lowering of prices paid to producers entailed by a return to a bullion-based monetary system, the policy favored by the Republican and Democratic Parties. Continued use of unbacked currency, it was believed, would better foster business and assist farmers by raising prices and making debts easier to pay. Initially an agrarian organization associated with the policies of the Grange, from 1878 the organization took the name Greenback Labor Party and attempted to forge a farmer–labor alliance, adding industrial reforms to its agenda, such as support of the 8-hour day and opposition to the use of state or private force to suppress union strikes. The organization faded into oblivion in the second half of the 1880s, with its basic program reborn shortly under the aegis of the People's Party, commonly known as the "Populists". Later, during the beginning of the twentieth century, the wants that both these parties had, in part, were accomplished by the Progressives. This rare and fascinating, Presidential Campaign Broadside / Handbill is in excellent condition – clean and crisp and well preserved with uniform age toning but no damage or repairs of any kind. A very rare and original, 1 1884 Greenback Party Presidential Election Broadside / Handbill from the State of Connecticut featuring the Third Party Ticket of Benjamin Butler and Absolom West and a fantastic addition to any Political Americana collection!! This Broadside / Handbill came to us as part of a fantastic collection of mostly illustrated Presidential Ballots dating from the 1820’s through the 1880’s. We will be selling this collection over the next few weeks on eBay so be sure to check out our other listings for other rare Ballots which we are offering for sale this week on eBay!! Overseas shipping is extra and cost will be quoted at bidders request. Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax. Please check out other early and interesting items offered by this seller on ebay. Click Here to See Our Items We Have for Sale in the eBay Gallery and Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List. Important Notes about Shipping Charges: The amount quoted for Shipping & Handling is calculated by eBay and is equal to the EXACT amount charged by the Post Office plus a $1.00 "packing fee" - the $1.00 fee is our only compensation for the virgin packing materials we use on all of our professionally packaged boxes as well as our cost for the salaried help that does most of our packing - as I am sure you can see, we make NO profit on the Shipping charges and, in fact, our costs are usually greater than the $1.00 fee. Please contact us if there are any issues regarding the cost of shipping.