"Prosperity" / The way we welcomed Taft in Wash.

"Prosperity" / The way we welcomed Taft in Wash.

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Catalog Number:10029

Size:

5.25 x 3.5 in.

Grade:

Choice/XF

Real photo postcard promoting William Howard Taft for president, 1908. Unused; AZO/up. Photo copyright Wm. H. Martin, with imprint of The North American Post Card Co., Kansas City, verso.

This unique postcard is an example of "exaggeration," a composite image that juxtaposes elements (in this case people and agricultural products ) out of proportion. The crowd welcoming Taft at a whistle-stop is dwarfed by enormous onions, cabbage, potatoes, and ears of corn; the implication being that Taft brings prosperity and abundance with him. This is a clean, unused example.

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