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Currier & Ives [Color print depicting Hannibal Hamlin]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02132.02 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 lithograph : col. ; 45.4 x 34.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02132.02 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 lithograph : col. ; 45.4 x 34.2 cm.

Summary of Content: A caption underneath this print describes Hamlin as the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States. A red drapery serves as a backdrop for this oval-shaped print. Hamlin served as a U.S. congressman from Maine (1843-1846), U.S. senator (1847-1860 and 1869-1880) and as vice president of the United States (1861-1865). Published by Currier & Ives. Note along the bottom of the image reads "Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1860, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of N.Y."

Background Information: Nathaniel Currier operated several printing agencies before becoming business partners with James Merritt Ives. Former names of Currier's printing businesses include Currier & Stodart, and N. Currier, Lithographer. Hamlin served as ...United States Representative from Maine 1843-1846, Senator 1847-1860 and 1869-1880, and as Vice President of the United States 1861-1865. Hamlin was nominated as the Republican candidate for Vice President May 1860.See More

People: Currier & Ives, fl. 1857-1907
Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891
Ives, James Merritt, -1895

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmVice PresidentPoliticsElectionRepublican PartyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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