[Milwaukee, Chicago, and possibly elsewhere. 1908]. Between 4pp. and 12pp. each, most of the items numbering either 6pp. or 8pp. 16mo. and octavo pamphlets. Light wear. Very good. Item #WRCAM47068
An interesting collection of ephemeral political propaganda, printed in a variety of European languages, produced for the election of 1908 and urging support for William Howard Taft's campaign for President. Only two of the items are in English - a pamphlet mocking the pronouncements of William Jennings Bryan (printed in red and black), and another entitled WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DONE FOR LABOR...WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS FAILED TO DO FOR LABOR.... The anti-Bryan tract is also printed in German. Most of the rest of the items are overtly pro-Taft, including general tracts in Lithuanian and Danish, a pamphlet entitled (in translation) "William H. Taft: What He Can Do as President", printed in French, Swedish, Polish, and Danish, and the text of Theodore Roosevelt's September 9 letter endorsing Taft, printed in Italian, Danish, German, and Polish. Good evidence, via ephemeral publications, of the Republican Party's efforts to reach out to ethnic minorities during the election of 1908.