Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

Charlottesville, VA - Central Virginia

"Turn the Rascals Out!" Campaign Rally Sign; c. 1870s-1880s 

This artifact is a prime example of nineteenth-century political campaign and rally paraphernalia. It is important to preserve it so that future generations can observe firsthand and learn about politics of the past. In the present age of electronic news and social networking, an actual cloth and wood picket sign is a unique legacy to be appreciated.