[New York? 1880?]. Folio broadsheet, 7.75" x 13", printed in three columns. Short split along horizontal fold, else Very Good.
Perry Belmont [1851-1947], born in New York City, was an odd person to be deemed a "man of the people." He was the grandson of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. His father, August Belmont, began life as August Schonberg, a German Jew who worked for the Rothschild interests. August changed his name, became an Episcopalian, married the niece of Louisiana Confederate John Slidell, and graduated into a leading New York City War Democrat, a wealthy racehorse breeder [the Belmont Park racetrack bears his name], and financial mogul.
Like his father, Perry was a Democrat. This campaign broadsheet prints endorsements of Belmont's candidacy for Congress from the Brooklyn Eagle, Long Island City Courier, New York Commercial Advertiser, Port Jefferson Times, Newtown Register, Suffolk County Journal, Staten Island Star, Babylon Budget, and other newspapers. It concludes with a resolution of the Young Men's Democratic Club of New York giving its "hearty endorsement " to Belmont's nomination as the Democratic candidate.
Not located on OCLC [as of April 2015]. Item #31970