Campaign Banner, Belfast, Maine, 1860

Description
Throughout the North, Abraham Lincoln supporters organized grand campaign parades in small towns and large cities. This hand-painted cotton banner, approximately 47 1/2 inches high and 35 inches wide, was typical of the hundreds of banners produced by local Republican clubs to support Lincoln’s candidacy for the president.
Gift of George L. and Mary E. Compton, 1980
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
banner
date made
1860
associated person
Hamlin, Hannibal
Lincoln, Abraham
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (part color)
blue (part color)
black (part color)
Measurements
overall: 47 1/2 in x 35 in; 120.65 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
1980.0482.12
accession number
1980.0482
catalog number
1980.0482.12
subject
Elections
Government, Politics, and Reform
Political Campaigns
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

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