Louisiana Political Ephemera, 1860-1920

Description

Ephemera are small printed items such as pamphlets and leaflets. These political flyers, brochures, and campaign cards concern both New Orleans local elections and Louisiana statewide elections. They preserve a wealth of information including names, parties, factions, offices, and dates of elections. They also often include information about a candidate’s family, religion, race, political beliefs, social activities, and businesses.

Political ephemera is therefore a valuable resource for studying not only Louisiana politics but a wide range of subjects, including race relations, Reconstruction, religious prejudice, fraternal organizations, corporate influence, social issues, and more. The online collection ends at 1920; original political flyers from 1860 to the present are available in the Schiro Reading Room.

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) depends on donations to keep its collection current. Please keep any political flyers or mailings you receive and forward them to us. For more information please visit the LaRC website.

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10th Ward anti-Ewing flyer
This flyer advocates voting for the Anti-Ewing ticket in the 10th Ward., larc@tulane.edu
3rd Ward regular democratic ticket
This is a voting ticket for Samuel McEnery as governor directed towards Third Ward voters, larc@tulane.edu
3rd Ward Regular Democratic Ticket Front
This is a voting ticket for Samuel McEnery as governor directed towards Third Ward voters, larc@tulane.edu
5th Ward regular democratic ticket
This is a voting ticket for Samuel McEnery as governor directed towards Fifth Ward voters, larc@tulane.edu
7th Ward candidate for House of Representatives
An advertisement for Thomas D. Poynot in his campaign to be a Representative., larc@tulane.edu
7th Ward for Congress 1st District flyer
A flyer campaigning for Louis St. Martin for Congress. St. Martin was the incumbent., larc@tulane.edu
7th Ward Improvement Association
A handout for the 7th Ward Improvement Association., larc@tulane.edu
7th Ward State Central Committee back
Back of a flyer for the 7th ward campaigning for the Wilkinson-Daly faction.This side of the flyer lists the candidates supported by this faction., larc@tulane.edu
7th Ward State Central Committee flyer
A flyer for the 7th ward campaigning for the Wilkinson-Daly faction., larc@tulane.edu
9th Ward democratic and conservative ticket
Back of the Democratic and Conservative Party ticket for the 9th Ward in New Orleans., larc@tulane.edu
9th ward "honest man's ticket"
This ticket nominated delegates to a congressional nominating convention. "No Dudenhefer in Mine" refers to Ferdinand Dudenhefer, the 9th Ward boss in the late 19th century., larc@tulane.edu
Are you opposed to ring rule? flyer
B.F. Jonas campaign flyer., larc@tulane.edu
Bob Ewing the big boss
A negative ad for Luzenberg, who ran as an Old Regular. Bob Ewing was a journalist who worked to organize the Choctaw Club., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic Good Government sample ballot for city officers
This is a sample ballot sent by the Democratic Good Government league to New Orleans voters. This ballot is marked to show who the Democratic Party supported., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic party sample ballot 1918
A sample ballot from the 14th Ward in Orleans Parish., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic Primary sample parish ballot
This is a sample ballot sent to 7th Ward voters. This ballot is marked to show who the Democratic Party supported., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic Primary sample state ballot
Sample ballot sent to 7th Ward voters. This ballot is marked to show who the Democratic Party supported., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic ticket 1868
Democratic Ticket from the 1st Congressional District for the 1868 presidential election., larc@tulane.edu
Democratic ticket 1872
Election ticket for Democratic Party in 1872, larc@tulane.edu
Democratic ticket 1884
This is a Democratic ticket from the Presidential Election of 1884. This ticket also lists the electors chosen from Louisiana, at large and from each district., larc@tulane.edu

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