Ad for Williams' Shaving Soap, from the November, 1896 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. A sense of humor from J. B. Williams Co.! Sound Money Men, because they know it's worth its weight in gold. Silverites because they know its "sterling" qualities. Populists. Prohibitionists. All the major players in the chaotic 1896 elections, "Cross of Gold" and all, reduced to common desire for a good shave.