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    A Shin-Plaster Candidate vs. A Hard-Money Candidate Broadside Probably Pennsylvania 1847-48 Not Graded.
    A hand-colored broadside with each of the above "candidates" sitting on a horse that mirrors their respective lots in life. Thin Mr. Shin-Plaster (Needy) rides a brown horse struck by famine, while plump Mr. Hard-Money (Bullion) rides a white horse that is the picture of health. The text chronicles their discussion as Mr. Shin-Plaster wants to give a $100 shinplaster to Mr. Hard-Money for a silver dollar, yet Mr. Hard-Money refuses the shinplaster. He does give Mr. Shin-Plaster a (silver) dollar so that the latter can eat. This broadside graphically illustrates that the more prosperous favor hard money, while those on the margin of existence favor schemes to expand the currency. This item is not graded as it is sealed within its frame. The left edge has much paper loss. This interferes very little with the graphics, but the text is compromised. However, the gist remains clear to the reader. Also, much of Mr. Shin-Plaster's legs and his horse's chest are missing within the body of the broadside. The broadside is matted within a modern frame with the overall dimensions being approximately 16 by 19 inches.


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    October, 2021
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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