Before you vote! Some cagey advice, circa 1876

Tomorrow New Yorkers go to the polls to vote for mayor.  Remember: don’t wear false disguises to vote numerous times.  Don’t beat up poll workers or throw ballot boxes into the river.  And don’t vote under your dead grandmother’s name. Or else, this could happen to you:

“Imprisoning alleged illegal voters on election-day in United States Commissioner Davenport’s cage, in the new post-office building” (Courtesy NYPL)

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