Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway’s wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway’s wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History

The presidential campaign of 1896 was an emotional one—and much of the political maneuvering may look familiar to voters today. A key player in the political drama was a man whose name is associated more with pianos than hardball politics. Volunteer Researcher Larry Margasak explores piano manufacturer William Steinway’s role in the 1896 campaign.

Source: Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway’s wedge issue of the 1896 election | National Museum of American History

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