Ribbon promoting John St. John for president and William Daniel for vice president, 1884. Gold-printed blue silk with tipped-in albumen photographs. Torsch & Lee, Baltimore. Unlisted in Sullivan-Fischer. Paper label of maker verso.
The Temperance (or Prohibition) Movement entered the mainstream of American politics in 1884, when the Prohibition Party nominated Kansas governor John St. John and Maryland politician William Daniel, who finished third in the popular vote. Scant material from their campaign exists, this jugate ribbon being the most appealing and sought after. When found, it is usually in compromised condition. Apart from some minor fraying in the blank upper margin, this example is pristine. Only the second we have offered in 23 years.