(Washington, D.C.): Published by the Union Republican Congressional Committee, 1872. Item #542
8vo. 240 x 150 mm., [12 pp. 9 ¼ by 6 inches]. Illustrated with two woodcut illustrations by Thomas Nast. Unopened copy as issued, folded into thirds to make it pocket size.; paper showing some soiling and title-page with minor ink spatter. Tears at folds, expertly repaired.
Liberal Republican Party campaign literature, written in German to attract the German vote to support the nominate Carl Schurz as presidential candidate against the Radical Republican ticket headed by U. S. Grant for a second term.
Carl Schurz was immigrant who abandoned Germany after the failure of the Revolutions of 1848-49, who made his living in America as a newspaper man and lawyer. At the time of the publication of this pamphlet, Schurz was a member of the U.S. Senate from Missouri and former Secretary of the Interior under President Lincoln.
The illustrations by Thomas Nast show Schurz in an unflattering light. The first entitle, “Carl’s Boomerang” depicts an exploding rifle and suggests his ideas and tactics during the campaign blowing up in his face. The second, “Which is the better able to pocket the other?” shows a diminished Schurz hoping to “pocket” the German vote for president.
Not cited in OCLC. See copy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. See also, "List of documents published by the Union Republican Congressional Committee." The Chorpenning case, Washington, D.C., 1872, p. . (542).