William H. Taft:
William H. Taft: 'The way we welcomed Taft in Wash.' exaggeration postcard

William H. Taft: "The way we welcomed Taft in Wash." exaggeration postcard

Price: $30.00
Postcard promoting William Howard Taft for president, 1908.
Catalog No: 10029
Availability: In Stock.
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 in his train. Clean, unused example.

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