Ribbon, John C. Fremont, 1856


In 1856 a bold new movement, the Republican Party, ran its first candidate for President: John C. Frémont. Frémont was just 43 years old that year, but had already built an impressive reputation as an explorer, adventurer, soldier, and author. With the help of his younger, and apparently much smarter, wife Jesse Benton Fremont, he launched a campaign that excited new members of the Republican party. This striking ribbon appeals to the excitement Fremont often stirred up in his supporters. Fremont lost to Democrat James Buchanan, although he did far better than American party candidate Millard Fillmore.

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.227739.1856.J10Catalog Number: 227739.1856.J10

Object Name: RibbonObject Type: ribbon

Measurements: overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 in; 16.51 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-fad5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_502232

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