DEATH TO INTEREST ON BONDS! J.S. COXEY GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATIONSKU 05915B
Silk ribbon supporting Jacob S. Coxey as President of the J.S. Coxey Good Roads Association of the U.S., and his policies, including opposing interest on on bonds and promoting the hiring of jobless men by the U.S. government to fix the nation's roads, circa 1894. Coxey is most famous for one of the earliest protest marches in Washington, D.C. in 1894 to espouse his policies. He, along with some of his followers, were arrested for trespassing after walking on the U.S. Capitol lawn. Coxey ran for literally dozens of local political offices in Ohio as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, Greenback Party, and People's Party, and later in life was the Farmer-Labor candidate for president in 1932. This rare ribbon - the first we've ever seen offered - is 2 3/8 x 5" and in excellent condition.