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Conspicuous Placement

his poster shares the small illustration and dense text of its contemporaries. Some of the text hints at how the posters were circulated. One headline encourages postmasters to distribute the posters among local farmers, and another states, "persons receiving this bill are requested to post it in a conspicuous place."

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Letterpress with wood engraving, 1853
Unknown printer for C. H. McCormick
& Co. (Chicago)
23" x 14.25"

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