Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 15, 1944 · Page 12
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Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 12

Cumberland, Maryland
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Sunday, October 15, 1944
Page 12
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CPMK/NG of political campaigning, rhot* w.r* the days! No election polls ., u' n ° ™ r f s ' de Chat5 by radio ' "° n *°ilY programmed meetings in sleekly.scrubbed convention hall,. But there was fire and excitement and fur- ( moil in the typical Nineteenth century campaign. The air crackled with silver- i fongued oratory. Rallies by the hundred filled big hall, and ,mall. Farmer, httched up teams and traveled 10 or 20 mile, to attend a meeting or a barbecue. Aud.ences cheered, sang and paraded. In the cities, men in oilcloth capes earned the torch in endless procession. Banners and posters splashed fences and earns, dangled from trees and lamp posts. There was hilarity, corruption, oratory on the grand scale and downright mean invective. Here ore p,cfures of what went on before many nominees got the front porch habit A Picture Story of trie Good Old Days . . . When Drama Ruled Political Campaigns US'-•-.. : • © CU4* | ^ STAGECOACH CAMPAIGNING. The first Democratic candidote, Gen.rnl Andrew Jackson, makes a plea before village crowd in 1828. H« defeated John Adams •^«« reelecled four years latgr. Hi» success was tagged by foes as "triumph of the mob.'' " BY THE ROCKETS'RED GLARE. Torchlight parade in Ne* Yprk City was typical of -no- »f "• One Fr«mpnt ralty at In- ]* to wtft-TIpp.cano.and .Tytar too/' for s.ogan popularity in Harrison IB campaign. 2^ "HONEST ABE." While marching men called Lincoln "Wide-Awakes" backed their standard-bearer, the tall lawyer left his Springfield home only once during 1860 campaign. g t GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT. Barbecues were popular campaign attractions in the '80's. Crowd clamors for cots at outdoor feasl during 1884 campaign baffle between Cleveland and Elaine. r-«Uf»j«l*-n tir»-» /- — C **J. PAIGN " EA T- Canes.and fists flew when followers of Cleve.and and Harrison clashed in New York in 1888. "1 FIERY tEDDY. Roosevelt, McKini iey's running mate in 1900, made 673 speeches during campaign. r^ TIME FOR DECISION. Pressure from 1wo sides to "wavering" citizen in election day scene of is applied the '80's. g ^ THE COMMONER. William Jennings Bryan, Demo- erotic candidate for President in T896, made 569 speeches in three months, ^24 in. one 24-hour period. <J^ STAY-AT-HOME CAMPAIGNING. Delegation of Civil War veterans^ Chicago traveling men and idle mill workers listen .to Major William McKinley on porch of Canton, O., home Aug. 13, '96. If marked first of "front porch" campaigns. Th-i Wcek : » PIC1URE SHOW-AP Niwif«olvr«

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