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Title [Harrison & Reid banner, Pleasant Plains]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Barton, S.R.
Date 1892
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original cyanotype print. Diagonal view of street with a banner hanging above. The banner is made of net with cloth sections attached; inscriptions: "FOR HOME & COUNTRY. / HARRISON & REID. / A FINE NAVY. / PROTECTION. / AMERICAN SHIPS. / HONEST MONEY. / HONEST ELECTIONS. / HIGH WAGES. / RECIPROCITY." Buildings line the right side of the street; at far right, a one-story building appears to be decorated with garlands, tree branches, and bunting; above the door is a triangular overhang with inscription: "REPUBLICAN / HEADQUARTERS / WESTFIELD;" on the edge of the overhang is the inscription "PROTECTION." The building to its left has a large window with inscription: "E. [P. CONY?] / WATCHES JEWELRY & CLOCKS." The other buildings appear to be storefronts and houses. Handwritten inscription on reverse: "S. R. Barton;" additional inscription in different handwriting: "Pleasant Plains, S.I."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6.125 x 8.125
Ownership and History Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign against Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson in 1892.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Political campaigns
Political elections
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1452
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.