Large Political Campaign Banner.
[Richardson, William]. Large Political Campaign Banner. Brooklyn: Union Print, . Banner measuring 31¼” x 41½” printed on cloth in blue ink. Very good: old folds, a few small circular stains, and a 2” x 2½” stain around the “i” in “Richardson. ” William Richardson was a Brooklyn businessman and politician. In 1872, he was able to convert his lease on the Atlantic Avenue, East New York and Greenwood Railroad into full ownership and created the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company which he ran and owned for the next 20 years. According to a short biography in the finding aid to his papers at the Brooklyn Historical Society, he was “elected to serve two terms as Alderman for Brooklyn’s 22nd Ward from 1870-1874 . . . And was regarded as a lieutenant of Republican boss Benjamin Tracy who was an officer of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad. ” This is an enormous banner, measuring two and half feet by three and a half feet, promoting his unsuccessful run for state senate in 1875. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics. Item #2575