A bit of election ephemera from one of my Grandparent’s scrapbooks. This came from my Great Grand Uncle’s successful campaign in 1901 to be a Chicago Alderman when he was only 31 years old. I have a good amount of belongings of his ranging from a pistol he carried, to a badge, to other items like this ceremonial Council ribbon. Anyway this card, which is about 50% bigger than a standard business card, appears to have been something you would hand out to remind people to vote much like the flyers we are all receiving en masse today. 

A bit of election ephemera from one of my Grandparent’s scrapbooks. This came from my Great Grand Uncle’s successful campaign in 1901 to be a Chicago Alderman when he was only 31 years old. I have a good amount of belongings of his ranging from a pistol he carried, to a badge, to other items like this ceremonial Council ribbon. Anyway this card, which is about 50% bigger than a standard business card, appears to have been something you would hand out to remind people to vote much like the flyers we are all receiving en masse today. 

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