Letter, 1840

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 log cabin letterhead from 1840, soon followed.

Associated Date: 1840 06 27

Associated Person: Harrison, William

Used: Political Campaigns

Subject:

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

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Ralph E. Becker

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.227739.1840.S01Catalog Number: 227739.1840.S01Accession Number: 227739

Object Name: letter

Physical Description: manuscript (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.32 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-6a45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_529086

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