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Unknown [1860 and 1864 presidential election Union campaign banner]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07095 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1860, 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Linen Union campaign banner with image of an eagle holding an American flag shield. Banner held in eagle's beak reads [Abraham] Lincoln and [Andrew] Johnson. Printed in red, blue and black. Altered for use in the 1864 election. The original banner had Hannibal Hamlin's name as the vice-presidential candidate but in 1864, Hamlin's name was cut out and Johnson's added. Attached to original stick. Measurements include the stick. The stick measures 49.5 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Flag, American Symbols and Seals, Election, Politics, Government and Civics, President, Vice President, Textile

Sub Era: Age of Jackson Lincoln