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Lithographic Portraits of the Republican and Democratic Candidates in the Election of 1880, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur and Winfield Scott Hancock and William English

New York: The American News Company, [1880] four black and white lithographic portraits, measuring 18 x 14 inches each, of the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and vice president in the election of 1880 – James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur on the Republican side and Winfield Scott Hancock and William English, the Democratic candidates. The images of the democratic candidates are lightly dust soiled at outer margins, and the image of Hancock has a short tear into left margin, else very good.

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        The Campaign of 1880 took place during a business revival and with no definite issue before the country. It was routine politics. The Republicans overcame a serious split between groups headed by James G. Blaine and Roscoe Conkling respectively, by nominating James A. Garfield, a member of neither faction, over President Grant, supported by the Conkling wing for a third term. Against Garfield the Democrats nominated Winfield Scott Hancock, a nonpolitical Civil War general; but their party had no positive program, was discredited by its factious opposition to the Hayes administration and was defeated by a very close vote. The Republicans carried the “doubtful states” and regained control over Congress. The popular vote was: Garfield 4,454,416; Hancock, 4, 444, 952. The electoral vote was: Garfield 214; Hancock 155.