[Philadelphia: late 1880s]. Broadsheet, 5.75" x 9". Two horizontal folds, light age toning with the top third slightly more toned and lightly dustsoiled. A few short closed tears along folds and at edges, a short closed tear in text [no text loss]. Some chipping to edges. Small slip of orange paper attached to verso, .5" x 2.5", cut into three strips with "Select Council - Ambrose F. Fow" printed on each strip [slip covers a few words of text]. Good+.
An ephemeral Philadelphia election broadsheet. Ambrose F. Fow owned D.J. Fow & Bro. of Philadelphia. Ambrose ran against Thomas J. Rose for Select Council of the 19th Ward after the Shackamaxon Bank fraud. He charged that Rose was in bed with officers of that Bank who were arrested on charges of fraud. "Was it not sufficient to rob storekeepers and workingmen of their money? Must they also be represented in Councils by the men who, through their wealthy relatives were allowed to overdraw their accounts?" ["Ex-Bank Officers Arrested.; The Ex-President of the Shackamaxon Bank Charged with Fraud." New York Times, July 4, 1885. Page 3.]. Item #25645