This prominent Kansas newspaperman (founder and owner "Topeka Daily Capital," etc.) entered politics as a Republican, serving that state as governor (1915-19) and senator (1919-49). Item #22559
Printed DS, 8½" X 14", 13pp (rectos only), Washington, DC, 1940 February 13. Near fine. Staple at upper left. Mimeographed double-spaced text of the powerful senator's speech titled "Abraham Lincoln" and given before the Alexander Hamilton Club of Baltimore on February 12, 1940. Precisely the type of platitudes you would expect an old-time politico to express on Lincoln's birthday, mixed with sharp criticism of FDR and his policies. Signed large and bold by Capper in blue fountain pen across the top of the first page. Accompanied by a superb and scarce 6½" X 8½" glossy news agency photograph of 1947 depicting the senior senator seated at his desk on Capital Hill, reading copies of two newspapers which he founded ("The Topeka Daily Capital" and "Capper's Weekly"). Original tickertape-style printed caption still attached on verso. A fabulous and unusual pair of Kansas items.