Campaign Banner, Belfast, Maine, 1860

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
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
associated person
Hamlin, Hannibal
Lincoln, Abraham
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
white (overall color)
red (part color)
blue (part color)
black (part color)
overall: 47 1/2 in x 35 in; 120.65 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Political Campaigns
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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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