Title Three Pieces of Los Angeles Political Ephemera, 1909-1911.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Los Angeles: 1910
Seller ID FGO713-6
Three pieces of political ephemera. Los Angeles: 1909-1911. 1) The Liberal Alliance ticket. 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches. Printed in black on stiff brown paper, with a printed logo of the Liberal Alliance of Los Angeles, with the motto "All nations' freedom and prosperity." 2) The Good Government Organization ticket. 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches. Printed in black on cream paper, by Wayside Press, 837 S. Spring, it endorses the Political Utilities Ordinance. 3) The Good Government Fund of Los Angeles City and County. Brochure. 6 x 3 1/2 inches. Opens into eight panels, 6 x 13 7/8 inches, printed in black and orange, decorative initial, half-tone photograph of Mayor George Alexander on rear panel; chipping on edge and tears along first fold, rear panel soiled. A Very Good grouping. In 1909, Los Angelenos were confronted with a corrupt mayor, Arthur Cyprian Harper (1866-1948). Harper has received high marks for initiating plans for a new civic center, but was an ally of the unpopular Southern Pacific Railroad machine, encouraged a sugar company stock speculation scheme that lined his own pockets, and backed private interests seeking control of the Los Angeles River bed, as well as frequenting downtown brothels. The reaction was a recall campaign and election for a new mayor. The Good Government Organization, led by Meyer Lissner (1871-1930), nominated George Alexander (1839-1923) for Mayor, who served two terms. Offered here is a ticket for The Liberal Alliance and a ticket for the Good Government Organization for candidates to fill offices in the 1909 election. Also included is a brochure for the Good Government Fund, founded in 1911 by Meyer Lissner, as a method of funding future campaigns in Los Angeles City and County government.
Three Pieces of Political Ephemera, 1909-1911, liberal alliance, good government organization, good government fund, Los Angeles, Arthur Cyprian Harper