New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. Original color cover by C. J. Budd, the cover measures 10.75” x 15.75”; Pictures TR and other Progressive Leaders, their heads growing out of a mushroom; Jane Addams; Hiram Johnson; Perkins; Abbott; Munsey; Dixon;. The cover bears a small stamp, "Reading Room Newburyport" else each is a detached original cover and very good. Item #18285
Harper's Weekly backed Roosevelt in the election of 1904 and Taft in 1908, but in 1912 the magazine's new owners switched its allegiance to the Democrat Wilson. Budd's covers unrelentingly ridiculed Roosevelt as a circus clown and a vaudeville barker shouting for "Women's Suffrage." Following the vote the winners Wilson and Marshall took a bow on a Harper's cover.