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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Lincoln and Hamlin presidential election campaign banner, with eagle].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05553 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Flag Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 textile sheet 44.5 x 74.4 cm

Summary of Content: Printed cotton campaign banner showing an eagle with a long ribbon in his beak reading "Lincoln and Hamlin." The eagle holds a colored Columbia shield in its talons and only 6 arrows. Black ink (printed) with red and blue added in the shield.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsElectionPoliticsVice PresidentPresidentAmerican Symbols and Seals

Sub Era: Lincoln

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