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The winning candidate is paraded through the town in a rowdy procession led by a blind fiddler. Above, a flying goose bears a close resemblance to the bewigged victor. His supporters are paid off with kegs of free beer. The losing candidate is being consoled in the second-story window on the right. A feast of covered dishes is being brought into the house, suggesting that even losing politicians are always better off than the voters.
William George Sullivan; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1930.