Mann, James R.

Progressive Republican, best known as author of anti-prostitution “Mann Act” of 1910

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(1856-1922) Chicago lawyer, Ill. US Rep. (R) 1897–1922, House Minority Leader 1911-19. A sponsor of the Mann-Elkins Act, which gave more power to the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate railroad rates. Probably best known for his authorship of the Mann Act of 1910, which was a reaction to the "white slavery" issue and prohibited transportation of women between states for purposes of prostitution. He introduced legislation that became the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906. He was a leader in the cause of amending the Constitution to grant suffrage to women, and was a leading opponent of the Harrison Act and Prohibition, despite the popularity of such legislation amongst his fellow Midwestern progressives. 10 ½ x 7 SP, 9 x 6 ¼ sepia bust portrait in suit and tie, np, signed with sentiment and March 1916 date on mount board under image.

Condition: Very good, some see-thru from mounting paste on verso (like silvering)
Type:Photograph






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