New York: D. H. Gildersleeve, 1888. Political advertising card printed by the Republican party sarcastically urging Irish Americans to vote the Democratic ticket and support "English Free Trade". Political advertising printed with color British Red Ensign flag at front, and quote from London Times editorial speculating on how Irish immigrants to America would vote the Free Trade or Democratic ticket, and how this would accrue to the benefit of England. This is followed by a sarcastic note, "Irishmen - England expects every man of you to do your duty, and vote for British Free Trade".
Verso captioned "English Free Trade", is illustrated with woman "nail maker" Bess --- at work forging nails in Staffordshire England; wages for "man and wife working 16 hours per day, one pound ($5) per week". With manuscript "10 am" written below illustration. With a note at the bottom, "Papers brought from England by Nat'l McKay, 15 Whitehall Street., New York, August, 1888". Faintly marked. 3 1/4 x 5 1/4". OCLC: 191306266 records 2 libraries holding a copy. Very good condition. Item #22054