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New Windsor Streeter Residence
New Windsor Streeter Residence
TitleNew Windsor Streeter Residence
Photo Number004852.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
KeywordsNew Windsor Illinois Building Buildings A.J. Streeter Fence
Subject HeadingNew Windsor--Buildings
DescriptionPhoto caption reads: A.J. Streeter residence, New Windsor. Mr. Streeter announced his candidacy for President of the United States from the front porch of this farm house May 19, 1888. An article written about the event reads: MR. STREETER IS GRATEFUL. THE UNION LABOR PARTY'S CANDIDATE FOR- PRESIDENT. NEW-WINDSOR, III., May 10.—This village is the home of the Hon. A. J. Streeter, the nominee of the Cincinnati Union Labor Convention for the office of President of the United States. To-night has witnessed one of the most novel and interesting meetings ever seen in this country a political gathering in which there was no politics. Men of every political creed spoke in response to toasts, all giving utterance to cordial congratulations and to the heartless good will. Mr. Streeter in his address said: "I thank you, friends, for this distinguished and cordial ovation. This demonstration marks an epoch in your history, one that I hope may long be remembered, not so much for myself as in its the awakening among us of a fraternal and kindly spirit. I did not desire the nomination, but when it came to me free as the air and the sunlight and from every section of the country, I thought it was the voice of the Industrial people. In the past the Presidential candidates have been chosen from two classes of our people, the lawyer and the soldier on horseback, while the great industrial classes, comprising three-fourths of all the people, have had no candidates. Is it any wonder, then, that their interests have been neglected? I deem it unwise at this time to discuss political issues, and as you have done, so. too, will I throw down political questions, to the end that we may have a good time, a friendly greeting, and mingle our voices, our hearts, and our minds again. I thank you for this cordial reception, and may its memory be ever green upon the tablets of our Hearts." (The New York Times; Published: May 21, 1888)
Source/Creatorby Carlson Studio of Aledo, Illinois
Source/Publisher/DonorJohnson Collection 99 ACC 06-005 Courtesy of Mercer County Historical Society
Aux. Photo# Other004852.TIF
Location of Original PhotoPhoto File--New Windsor Folder--New Windsor--Buildings
RightsWIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections -- All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, contact the WIU Archives and Special Collections at malpass-archives@wiu.edu.
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