DEAD: THE DEM'D LIBERAL PARTY! FUNERAL OBSEQUIES AT HEAD OF SALT RIVER! THE NEW COMBINATION EXPERIMENTAL STEAMERS CINCINNATI & BALTIMORE! HORACE GREELEY, COMMANDER, WILL SAIL FOR SALT RIVER WITH ALL POSSIBLE DISPATCH, WITH THE COLD CORPUS OF THE LATE MUSHROOM DEM'D LIBERAL PARTY!
Hartford: 1872. Broadside, 6" x 9-1/2," text surrounded by mourning border. A few spots, Very Good. Illustrations of two steamers. At the bottom: "This is Good for ONE PASSAGE Only. - H.G." Dated at Hartford, November 5, 1872.
"Salt River" is 19th century American slang: a losing candidate for office was taking a trip "up Salt River." Tickets for passage "up Salt River" were frequently printed to mock supporters of losing candidates. This humorous, scarce broadside taunts Horace Greeley and other defectors from the Republican Party, for their support of Greeley in 1872. "On the overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Republican Party and its candidate, Horace Greeley, in the presidential election of 1872. Greeley had been nominated at a Liberal Republican convention at Cincinnati in May and at the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in July, 1872" [AAS description].
Pall bearers include Charles Sumner and General Banks,
OCLC 191231113 [2- AAS, Middlebury], 47090036 [1- CT Hist. Soc.] as of November 2022. Item #38915