Republican Ballot, 1878

Description
More so than the distinguishing marks of party symbols or candidate portraits, color helped observers identify party ballots as they were cast—and who cast them. Voting was still not entirely secret. The parties printed and distributed paper ballots cut from sheets. The introduction of a complex color scheme distinguished the official ballot of the 1878 Regular Republican ticket in Massachusetts.
associated date
1878
associated person
Talbot, Thomas
associated institution
Republican National Party
associated place
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
buff, black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 7 in; 36.83 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1878.T02
catalog number
227739.1878.T02
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Campaigns
Voting
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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