Log Cabin Patterned Creamer

Description
The Whig campaign of 1840 against incumbent President Martin Van Buren established a pattern of predetermined imagery, from which later campaigns have seldom deviated. The Whigs adopted the symbols of the log cabin and hard cider to promote the candidacy of General William Henry Harrison. An outpouring of objects with designs of log cabins, such as this cream and blue log cabin patterned china creamer, soon followed.
associated person
Harrison, William Henry
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
PL.037347
catalog number
037347
accession number
115031
Credit Line
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
subject
Political Campaigns
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