Object ID 001952
Object Name John C. Karel election poster
Object Desc Framed, print poster for the 1912 Wisconsin Gubanatorial Election for Democratic candidatte John C. Karel. Frame is painted black. Cardboard backing.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002061
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location 3rd Floor Hallway South
Object Date 1912
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Democratic Party,Karel, John C.,Hemmy, Paul A.,political posters,signs,posters,elections,Governors,Mandel Engraving Company,Allied Printing Trades Council,campaigns,politicians,
Title John C. Karel election poster
Description Framed black and white print on paper with glass covering and white cardstock backing attached with nails and masking tape.. Frame has been painted black. Print is on white paper with text "John C. Karel" at top. At center is photograph of Karel in oval shape. At bottom is text "Democratic Candidate / For Governor" To left of that text is maker mark. At bottom left is text "Authorized and published by Paul A. Hemmy, 703 Merrill Bldg., / Milwaukee, Wis., for John C. Karel, 1302 Lloyd St. Milwaukee, Wis." At lower right is text "Primary Election Sept. 3, 1912".
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Maker Paul A. Hemmy
Maker Details International Photo Engravers Union No. 126 - Mandel Engraving Company Allied Printing Trades Council No. 38, Milwaukee
Date APR 10,2014
Notes Loose in frame using caution when handling. The cardstock backing and frame are not archival; needs attention. Paper is yellowed and stained. On left edge there is staining from liquid. Top 1/2 of paper is discolored. On edges there are pieces of cellophane tape which are very yellowed. At left edge near corner and the upper left corner there is loss of paper. At top edge center there is a pin hole through the paper and the cardstock backing for hanging. Horizontal ripples run across the lenght of poster. Tears along edges. Tear in paper by "J" in John. Frame has minor edgewear with scuff marks. Surface scratches on glass. On back, cardstock is yellowed and stained, possibly stored on top of newsprint. Pieces of masking tape along edges are brittle. On right edge there are areas of loss of paper layer running vertically. On lower left quadrant there is black pen mark. Nails in edges are loose. Green pieces of masking tape at top and bottom edges and along left edge.
Date APR 10,2014
Notes John C. Karel was born in 1873 in Nebraska and moved to Wisconsin in 1874. He attended high school in Kewaunee. Karel graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He moved to Milwaukee, WI after that. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He ran for Governor of Wisconsin in 1912, but lost to Francis E. McGovern. He ran again in 1914, but lost to Emanuel L. Philipp. In 1916, Karel was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.