Cabinet photo portrait of an unidentified man superimposed over the front page of a newspaper with the masthead “Keytesville Democrat.”. Novelty, Newspapers.

Cabinet photo portrait of an unidentified man superimposed over the front page of a newspaper with the masthead “Keytesville Democrat.”

[Keytesville, Missouri: n. p., ca. 1890-1900]. Albumen print measuring 5.88 x 4.13 inches on an unprinted, rounded corner mount measuring 6.25 x 4.25 inches. Some light soiling and toning; in very good condition. Item #20196

The usual bibliographical sources suggest that the county seat of Chariton County, Missouri, had the Chariton Courier as its longtime newspaper in this era, along with the Keytesville Signal (1893-1905) and the Chariton Recorder, which may have been started in 1905; the masthead here may perhaps be something of a novelty suggesting a political affiliation for a candidate’s publicity photograph. The newspaper is rather low-contrast, but still an attractive novelty image.

Price: $50.00

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