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Object Name Handbill
Catalog Number 1986.88.314
Date 10/27/1912
Material(s) Paper/Ink
Dimensions H-6 W-2 inches
Description This is a bookmark sized, pale gray handbill with two crossed American flags printed at the top center, each featuring thirteen stars and printed in red, white, and blue at the top. In the center, there is a printed dark blue image of a charging bull moose with the words "Look up, not down- / Look out, not in-/ Look forward, not backward- /And lend a hand. / Founders' Day / October 27, 1912" printed in blue below the moose. The bottom quarter of the object has red text that says "The / Progressive / Party" and an Allied Printing Trades Council union label printed in red at the bottom. The number 225 is printed off to the right of the union label.
Notes The Progressive Party of 1912 was formed by Theodore Roosevelt after he split from the Republican Party under William Howard Taft. After answering "I feel like a bull moose," to a reporters inquiry about his health, the party became known as the "Bull Moose" Party.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Roosevelt, Theodore
Subjects Political parties
Political organizations
Political activity
Moose
Search Terms Political organizations
Political parties
political souvenirs
Politics
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS