The Barrage Begins by Charles Henry Sykes (1882-1942), ca. 1922
This illustration shows the Pennsylvanian Republican Senator David Aiken Reed (1880-1953) riding a "candidacy statement" projectile over a field labeled Pennsylvania politics. Reed was appointed to the United States Senate in August of 1922 to fill a vacancy. On November 7, 1922 he was elected to the position and an additional six-year term.
Quote from the Evening Public Ledger, March 23, 1922, Night Extra Page 13, concerning his candidacy:
"Major David A. Reed, who announced his candidacy for the senatorship, is openly regarded here as the Grundy choice. He has the backing of the Olivers, the Mellons, the United States Steel Company, Bell Telephone interests, Baldwin Locomotive Works and every big banking, manufacturing, transportation and financial interest in Western Pennsylvania and some in the East."
Source: "Reed is Grundy Choice." (1922, March 23). Evening Public Ledger, p. 13. Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Retrieved from: < chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045211/1922-03-23/ed-1/seq-13/ >