Title: Boutin's Department House

Alternate Title: James G. Blaine

Description: Advertising card for Boutin's Department House showing a portrait of presidential candidate James G. Blaine. One of two cards showing portraits of presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls in the 1884 election. Card is torn down one edge and appears to have been once attached to something else. Back of card has a table in which to record electoral votes from each party in each state. The number of votes for Republicans and Democrats has been recorded in pencil. The election is not identified, but presumably it is the 1884 presidential election (only 38 states are listed). Address given on front of card:
Main and 12 Sts.,
Kansas City, Mo.

Subject(s): Advertising cards; Department stores; Dry goods stores; Political elections; Voting;

Local Subject(s): Boutin's Department House;

Date: ca. 1880-1900

Item Type: Advertising Card

Dimensions: 6 x 14 cm.

Collection: Advertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216

Location: SC3, Box 1, Dry Goods

Barcode: Front: 10019363; Back: 10019365

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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