SOUVENIR PROGRAM. THIRD ANNUAL CELEBRATION Of The BUTCHERS BOARD Of TRADE SAN FRANCISCO. May 20 .96 [Cover title]. Anonymous.

SOUVENIR PROGRAM. THIRD ANNUAL CELEBRATION Of The BUTCHERS BOARD Of TRADE SAN FRANCISCO. May 20 .96 [Cover title].

(n. p.): [1896]. 1st printing thus. Not found on OCLC. Unpaginated, though 40 pp. Adverts interspersed. Illustrated, with many photographic portraits of prominent men in the local butcher trade. Oblong format: 6-5/8" x 10-1/4". Original publisher's chromolithographed glazed pale-blue paper wrappers, sewn. Wear & soiling to wrappers, with old tape repair along lower portion. Some edgewear & thumbing to leaves. Prior owner pencil annotations to the "Racing Programme at the Oakland Trotting Park." Prior owner address label to rear wrapper. An About VG copy. Item #40343

"'Butchers' Day' is the Independence Day of the wholesale and retail meat dealers of San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda. It commemorates the time when the butchers, acting in self-defense, organized a 'Butchers' Board of Trade.' They had been threatened by the big Baden combine. ... The struggle has now been on for three years. ... The Butchers' Board of Trade is FIGHTING THE PEOPLE'S FIGHT. ... The men advertising in this Souvenir are FRIENDS OF THE BUTCHERS."

Price: $495.00

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