TILLY'S THE MAN! 1872 Canadian Political Election Broadside Samuel Leonard Tilley St. John New Brunswick

By: Byron DeWolfe

Price: $552.50

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Book Condition: Good


Scarce broadside of Byron DeWolfe, St. John New Brunswick, August 8th, 1872: Election day for a member to represent the City of St. John in the next Dominion Parliament. TILLY'S THE MAN! 15 stanzas of eight lines supporting the Hon. S. L. Tilley. A splendid glimpse into rally rhetoric on behalf of one of the Fathers of Confederation. Apparently printed just after the election results were released. Midway we read: " One Jeremiah Travis / Last Saturday I heard, / With Patriotic Ardor / How his great soul was stirred! / Then he was nominated / With candidates to be; / And voters were astonished / On hearing there were three! / But that was all deception! / A scheme! a trick !! A sham!!! / The author of such humbug / Can be no "snow-white lamb!!!" / And now I'm of opinion / With you my good friends each, / That he got nominated / To make DeVeber's speech!" Sheet measures 29 x 17.5 cm [11.5 x 6.8 inches]. Chipping to edges, with evidence of original folding creases: one vertical and three horizontal. Unprofessionally backed some time ago with brown paper that has served to stabilize the otherwise fragile document. Broadside [blank on verso] peeling from backing in places along the fore-edge.

Title: TILLY'S THE MAN! 1872 Canadian Political Election Broadside Samuel Leonard Tilley St. John New Brunswick

Author Name: Byron DeWolfe

Categories: Political Science, Canadiana,

Publisher: St. John, NB, 1872

Binding: Broadside leaf

Book Condition: Good

Size: 4to

Seller ID: Books007519

Keywords: antique Canada Confederation election ephemera xo01