Shared Photo: Ollie and Charlie Blankenbeker and campaign button

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I wanted to share this family photo of Ollie Blankenbeker with the community. Location: Mutual, OK. Date: 1900.
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WikiTree profile: Ollie Blankenbeker
in The Tree House by Paul Hellstern G2G1 (1.2k points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

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Fascinating Family Genealogy Treasure.. ! 

Stimulating use of a William Mckinley political campaign button circa 1896. 

McKinley and his wife Ida became well known supporters of many women's rights issues. " 

He and women auxiliaries were especially visible in presidential campaigns, and marched in parades, hosted events, spoke their minds, and got out the vote. Women were involved in a broad national effort to attain equal treatment in the marketplace, to vote, and to affect national life on an equal basis with men.

McKinley agreed with the direction of this drive for equality and influence, which was spelled out in the party's national platform: "The Republican party is mindful of the rights and interests of women. Protection of American industries includes equal opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and protection to the home. We favor the admission of women to wider spheres of usefulness, and we welcome their cooperation in rescuing the country from Democratic and Populist mismanagement and misrule."

Their bond is a wonderfully progressive statement, a sparkling expressive example of fashioned enlightenment, a politically poetic unified relationship, and an unabashed beautiful American collaboration. A truly quintessential masterpiece of expressive freedom ! 

This extraordinary photo composition is timeless in its purposeful intellect and ethereal in its enduring loving goodness. (I Think)    

C'est Bon Magnifique  Vive La Liberté ! 

by Gerald Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Paul Hellstern
Thank you Jerry for that great info and insight and thanks to all who enjoyed the photo.
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I like to thank you for this wonderful family photo you share it is a wonderful people what a treasure, the both look outstanding
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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Thank you for sharing Paul.
by John Susnir G2G6 Pilot (108k points)

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