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Locals-Tennessee Paper-3D
Kefauver Bumper Sticker
Item #: NEW-0016828

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10-EC-4, Tennessee.  Probably for Senator but possibly for President.  Measures less than 10 inches so could be mailed in a first class envelope

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Bredesen-Mayor of Nashville Button
Item #: NEW-0016801

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two and a half inch button for Phil Bredesen

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Harold Ford Jr Mailer
Item #: NEW-0016788

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Made for his U S Senate run

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Howard Baker Organization Manual
Item #: NEW-0016785

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This is an eight page pamphlet for the Young Tennesseans for Baker.  No indication as to what campaign but he looks young so it would be Congressional or his first Senate run.  large crease at bottom. 

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Tn Republican Candidates Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-0016763

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Four items in this lot, 1.Robin Beard Congressional bumper sticker, 2. Dan H Kuykendall Congressional flyer, 3.  Fred Thompson for Senate bumper sticker and Fred Thompson paper item.

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Bill Frist-Campaign Ephemera
Item #: NEW-0016762

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This listing has three items for Bill Frist when he ran for the Senate.  The first item may have been meant as a postcard.  It has some campaign info on the other side.  The second is actually "recipes from the kitchen of Karyn Frist", a booklet with 41 pages.  Finally there is  a fold out of M. D. News, featuring Frist.

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Rare Political Ticket-State Debt Issue-Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0015572

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This is a fragile, but rare ticket used in the election regarding the State Debt Issue after the Civil War.

This issue involves the debt accumulated for bonds sold to help build railroads  prior to the Civil War.  This debt increased during the war as unpaid interest accumulated., and later rose to over $4300 dollars as the state struggled to repair the railroads and build new ones.  Governor Porter of course felt that it was important to honor our debts or work out a settlement with the bond holders while many wanted to either repudiate the debt or reconstruct it that would favor the state.  In January 1877 Porter asked the State Legislature to create a committee to work out an "honorable” settlement.  The General Assembly instead  asked that the creditors submit a plan of debt adjustment.  A reasonable plan which would have reduced the debt by 40 percent was submitted but the legislatures voted down the plan and instead suggested that the State suspend all further payments of interest with some exceptions.  Porter vetoed the plan which was over-riden and as a result all payments to creditors where stopped.

The issue raged on and on becoming a major issue in the gubernatorial campaign of 1878 and 1882 before a compromise was eventually reached.  

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Senator James B Frazier-Cartoon-Nashville Tennessean
Item #: NEW-0015536

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This was copied from a cartoon in the Tennessean newspaper by C H Wellington. Not mailed with minor wear.

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Edward Carmack-Malcolm Patterson Campaign PC
Item #: NEW-0015486

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These two cards were produced by Zibart Brothers, an old Nashville book store.  Senator Edward Carmack and  Governor Malcolm Patterson were running against each other.  The cards are in good condition and were not mailed. 

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Cartoon-Senator Edward Carmack-Nashville Tennessean
Item #: NEW-0015485

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This scarce card was not mailed-rough top edge.  Cartoon was by C H Wellington, though his signature is backwards.  Carmack was gunned down on the streets of Nashville by a rival.  Long story but you can google this. 

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Bob Taylor Cartoon-Nashville Tennessean
Item #: NEW-0015484

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Early card which was not mailed, reproducing a cartoon from the Tennessean by C H Wellington.  Stains and wear as can be seen in the scan.  

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Governor M R Patterson-Cartoon in Nashville Tennessean.
Item #: NEW-0015483

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Rare postcard from a series done by C H Wellington of the Tennessean.   Wear to corners, acidic staining on the top corners from being in an album and dingy appearance. It was not mailed but I believe it is period.  Ham Patterson feuded with Edward Carmack, who was killed by a Patterson defender.

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Re-Elect Kefauver Senator Litho
Item #: NEW-0013720

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some minor wear for this scarce one inch button for Estes Kefauver

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Estes Kefauver for Senate Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-0013501

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Three items in this lot including a light cardboard paper ballot, a little booklet about his accomplishments in the Senate and a palm card.  See scan.

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Estes Kefauver for Senate Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-0013500

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Two small items dated 1860 for Kefauver's re-election campaign.  Minor wear

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Estes Refauver Campaign Letterhead-Knoxville
Item #: NEW-0013498

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Unused lettersheet from Kefauver's campaign headquarters in Knox County for his re-election campaign.  Some edge wear.

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Graphic Masthead Letter-W P Brownlow-Graphic Ballot
Item #: NEW-0013000

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Two typewritten pages written to Paul Divine on the letterhead of W P Brownlow-Republican Congressional Executive Committee, dated 190l.  Written by (J L) Pemberton, Chairman of the Committee for Rutledge.  Content is regarding charges that are being placed against him by Johnathan Odell for his service with the post office.  Am throwing in a beat up ballot which was for a campaign by Brownlow in 1901.

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1905-Tract-Naval Appropriation Bill-Edward Carmack
Item #: NEW-0012751

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Vertical fold down the middle, some staining.  Complete

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1900-Letter Rep W P Brownlow-Interesting Political Content-Tn
Item #: NEW-0012297

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This letter is on the official letterhead of the Committee on Military Affairs-House of Representatives.  Walter P Brownlow, Congressman from Tennessee is addressing Paul E Divine of Tazewell, Tennessee.  Divine was a local mover and shaker.  Brownlow is complaining that a local appointed official of not getting behind the ticket.  "see if all republicans are in line and working to build up a powerful organization.  The first thing is to see if all officials are doing their duty.  Some one has called the attention of the President to the fact that one B F Simmons of Minkton, who is postmaster, or whose wife is postmaster there is not working in harmony with his district nominnies in your August election."  more. I have a feeling that if the said official did not get behind the ticket that there would have been a new postmaster.  Ragged edge and rough area at the bottom left.


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Cartoon PC-Edward Carmack-Former Senator of Tennesee-Nashville Tennessean
Item #: NEW-0012215

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This card was made by a Nashville Tennessean Cartoonist, whose name I cannot read.  Carmack is well known for his political career and for being gunned down on the streets of Nashville when he was the editor of the Nashville American newspaper. Acidic markings at the corners from being in an album for many years

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PC-Political Cartoon- Senator- James B Frazier-Nashville Tennessean
Item #: NEW-0012214

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This is a postcard which was given by the Nashville Tennessean newspaper done by their editorial artist, C H Wellington.  Heavy indentations at the corners where it was in an album and small corner crease at top left hand corner and tip wear to the top right hand corner.  Frazier was also a Governor of Tennessee.  Never mailed.

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Cartoon PC-Senator Bob Taylor-Nashville Tennessean Newspaper
Item #: NEW-0012213

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This is a nice card for the Nashville postcard collector who has an interest in Tennessee political history. Robert Taylor was, of course, a governor of Tennessee. This early card used a drawing made by C H Wellinston of the Nashville Tennessean, perhaps given to new subscribers.  This card has some wear with creasing at the top left hand corner and some minor tip and edge wear.  Never mailed. 

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1913 Poster of Governor Robert Taylor-Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0011528

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Poster measures 20 by 16 inches with minor wear, a couple of rough corners and a stain on the board.  This is a beautiful  lithograph of Thuss's photograph of Taylor.   This was made by the Bob Taylor Publishing company, probably made to advertise a speech or upcoming book.

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10-ED-4 Kefauver Bumper Sticker-More
Item #: NEW-0011518

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Two items in this lot.  Small bumper sticker and a flier.  I believe both are from his Senate campaigns

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Joe Evins Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-0011247

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Six campaign fliers, three that  are identical. Evins was a long time Congressman from the 4th District.  Some paper clippings will be thrown in.

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Lot of Pencils-Vote for Jim McCord for Governor
Item #: NEW-0011245

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Thirty sharpened pencils. Would make a nice door prize for a political show in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Republican Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-0011224

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Candidates in this lot include Bill Frist, Fred Thompson, Robin Beard, Bill Brock, Rudy Olgiati, Dan Kuykendall,?Tripp (governor), and Winfield Dunn.  Frist Family Favorites is a recipe book along with photographs of family members.  

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Tennessee Coattail Bumper Sticker-Bredesen-Cooper-Sasser-Kyle
Item #: NEW-0011220

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one fold

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Estes Kefauver Paper Lot-Senate Related
Item #: NEW-0010389

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Three items in this lot:  1.  A very large Re-elect Kefauver bumper sticker, with some flaking off at the fold.  2. Reminder notice in 1960 to vote for him in the Democratic Primary, heavy wear.  3.  A Christmas card the size of a postcard but not one, showing the family. Note:  I have a pristine unfolded bumper sticker I will substitute if desired but it will boost the postage.

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Senatorial Campaign Flyer-Estes Kefauver
Item #: NEW-0010352

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This was issued for one of Kefauver's re-election campaigns.  "Friends of Kefauver". Crease at top right hand corner.

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Buford Ellington Inauguration Item-1967-Tennessee
Item #: NEW-009790

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This was a special item made for the VIP section for Ellington's Inauguration.  Vinyl holder and two passes, one for the wives of legislators and another for legislators.

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Graphic Lettersheets-Ballot Lot-W P Brownlow
Item #: POL-009026

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Political content on this letter written by J L Pemberton Chairman, Rutledge Tennessee of the Republican Congressional Executive Committee, First District, Tennessee. Date of the letter is September 19, 1900 and was written to Paul Devine. Two pages of the graphic letter sheet. Also included in the lot is a ballot for W P Brownlow for Congress.

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Bill Brock Paper Lot
Item #: POL-008917

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Three items from his Senatorial race. Postcard and two flyers.

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Posters from Fred Thompson's Two Senate Races
Item #: NEW-008186

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Paper posters from both of Fred Thompson's races for the Senate in Tennessee. Minor wear, except for a bunged up corner on one. Both measure 14 by 22 inches. These are uncommon posters and the only ones I have ever had. Sorry for the reflections from the flash.

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Letter-Tennessee State Debt Issue
Item #: NEW-007735

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Undated and unsigned two page letter to S A Champion, a Paris Tennessee lawyer and State Senator. The correspondent is addressing an issue that preoccupied Tennessee politics for a number of years. Here is a link to this subject from the Tennessee Encylopedia http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=S091.

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Ned McWherter Autographed Gore Fan & Scarf
Item #: POL-007382

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Two items in this lot. One is an original announcement day fan which was given out by Gore's 88 campaign headquarters. I got Governor McWherter sign which he signed simply "Ned". The other item is a campaign scarf for McWherter.

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John Jay Hooker Autograph-Hooker's Hamburgers
Item #: NEW-007346

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John J has signed this advertising item to "an Old Friend,". Hooker ran for Governor of Tennessee several times and Hooker's Hamburgers was one his other failures. Probably the most interesting Tennessee politician still with us. Will be mailed in the frame to protect it.

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Edward Carmack Campaign Letter & Cover
Item #: NEW-006358

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Love the campaign slogans on this one page form letter. Down with the Machine, Down with the Saloon, Shall the People Rule? Carmack was the Dry (prohibition) candidate for the gubernatorial race in Tennessee. Carmack was a former US Senator, newspaper Editor and a prominent figure in Tennessee history. Carmack was assassinated on the streets of Nashville.

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Broadside-Rally Notice-Carroll Reece-Congress
Item #: NEW-006313

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Scarce paper item from the 1920 Congressional race. Condition problems which include folds, crumpling, large holes and printing bleed troughs. Measures 11 by 8 and a half inches.This was the first campaign for Carroll Reece who had a distinguished World War I service and went on to serve in Congress for many years. Paul Devine Johnson City Tennessee.

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Glossy Photo-Political Signs-Nashville Building
Item #: NEW-005804

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Andrew Jackson hotel in Nashville was the headquarters for the Democratic party for many, many years. Signs for W H "Peck" Turner for Utilities Commission, Roy C Wallace for Governor, (don't remember him), Governor Browning and U S Senator George Berry. Edge wear. Photographer unknown.

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Kefauver for Senator Flyer
Item #: NEW-005119

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The smaller item shown in the scan is no longer included in this listing as it is now listed with another item.

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Scarce Post Card-Kefauver Re-Election to Senate
Item #: NEW-004910

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Good condition. Has a campaign message on the back, part of which says, Senator Estes Kefauver 22 years of distinguished service to Tennessee and the Nation. Your Stake: Estes Kefauver's priceless seniortiy which comes only from years of combined service." Unsued. Only example I have ever had of this card.

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Mini Poster-Kefauver for Senate
Item #: NEW-004901

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Unusual item which is a poster on one side and a letterhead on the flip side which is a plea to elect Estes Keauver. Note wear to the poster and the fact that part of the bottom has been trimmed.

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Kefauver for Senate Match Cover Senate Lot
Item #: NEW-004900

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Spotty look to the cover. This is the only one I have ever seen.


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Kefauver for Senator Flier-More
Item #: NEW-004390

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Some wear to the flyer. This is for the Re-election campaign of Estes Kefauver.

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Ballot for Prohibition Ticket-Kelley for Governor
Item #: NEW-004332

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ink is faint in some areas of this ballot

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Rare Tennessee Ballot Lot
Item #: NEW-004302

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Here are two ballots from also ran candidates for Governor of Tennessee. I can't find my list of candidates so I could give the year. R S Cheves was a Prohibition candidate and E M Wight was a Republican candidate. The Wight ballot has a fold and a little nip out of a corner.

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Mounted Albumen-Governor Taylor & Tn Guard
Item #: NEW-004301

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Huge photograph which measures 21 by 17 inches. With the board it is 28 by 24. Exceptional clarity. Photographer Thuss. This was most likely taken at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 for one of the many military events. See scan for condition. There are some areas where the board shows through and a water stain near the photographer's signature. Roughness to the edges of the board. This will be a challenge to mail.

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Harper's Weekly-Carmack on the Cover
Item #: NEW-004174

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Edward Ward Carmack graces the cover of Harper's Weekly, dated June 29,1907. "A Democrataic Presidential Possibility". Incomplete copy but it does have the article about Carmack and a photograph of he and his young son in front of his house in Columbia, Tennessee. Nice condition.

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Clifford Allen Lot
Item #: NEW-004104

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Six item lot covering the career of Nashvillian, Clifford Allen.

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