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"Blowing" himself around the country

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1896-09-16
Description:
William Jennings Bryan stands on the back of a railroad caboose using a bellows labeled "16 to 1" to blow paraphrased fragments from speeches at rural citizens as the train passes. Some of these include, "[Our people] do not need the lessons of history!", "They know it all!", and "The popular intuition is better than reasoning and what the people say goes." Traveling with Bryan are several newspaper reporters.
Subject:
Bellows (Mechanical engineering), Public speaking, Presidents--Election, Political parties--Platforms, Silver question, Populism, Farmers, Reporters and reporting, Political campaigns, Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288605
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