Item #27754 For Governor - Climber. Hiester Clymer political cartoon. Hiester Clymer, Pennsylvania politics.

For Governor - Climber. Hiester Clymer political cartoon.

(1866). Ephemera. A political cartoon handbill illustrating a negative implication for Clymer's career. Hiester Clymer ran for the Governor of Pennsylvania in 1866 on a white supremacist platform, but Clymer was defeated by John. W. Geary. Clymer later was elected to the House of Representatives in 1872.

The cartoon shows Clymer trying to climb up a pole with the caption "My position is dangerous Andy." Another man on the left of him, "Do your best Clymer," and an African American man on the right, "Your boat at 11pm for Salt River so give that up Hester (sic)." Salt River reference is a metaphor for political defeat. Caption underneath the image, "Andy, I have done my best, but all's up I know with me... I saw the Salt River Boat coming... so I must not miss it..." 4 x 6" wood block, b&w, small closed tear on left margin strengthened with archival tape, some toning and old fold. Good + overall. Item #27754

Price: $225.00

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