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PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS Fine lot of four cabinet photographs, ca. 1880's, of prominent American politicians who set their sights on the office of President or Vice-President without success. Includes: Allen Granbery Thurman (Grover Cleveland's running mate in 1888, they were defeated by Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton); excellent photograph, ca. 1887, of James G. Blaine (he won the popular vote in the election of 1876 only to watch Rutherford B. Hayes steal the presidency through a Congressional caucus); a very early cabinet photograph of William A. Wheeler (in 1876 he accepted the Vice President's slot on the Rutherford B. Hayes ticket in a contested election, only to have his political future end); cabinet photograph of Walter Quinton Gresham, depicted in a waist up image (Gresham held the cabinet posts of Postmaster General, Sec. of the Treasury and Sec. of State, however he could not secure the position he wanted most, the Presidency); also included in this lot is a fine copy of Napoleon Sarony's cabinet photograph, 1892, of President Grover Cleveland; finally, a cabinet photo of First Lady Lucretia Garfield, wife of President James Garfield. Very good or better.
Estimate $ 200-300

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