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The power behind the scare-crow


Library of Congress Prints and Photographs


Illustration shows a scarecrow in a corn field labeled "Nomination"; it is fashioned out of pieces of cloth labeled with the names of several states "Indiana, Illinois, Mass., Mich., Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia, [and] New Jersey", it includes a sash labeled "Repudiation", standing in the background is a farmer wearing a hat labeled "Democracy" and carrying a rifle labeled "Nat'l. Convention". A crow labeled "Bryan", with the face of William Jennings Bryan, is sitting on a fence, eyeing the corn field.

Caption: The Democratic Farmer If that doesn't keep him out, I've got something here that'll fix him.

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Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909

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The power behind the scare-crow. Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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