Child's Parade Cape, 1860


Even though children and adolescents could not vote, they participated in the presidential campaign by attending the public events that their parents and other adults did, often wearing clothing and hats made especially for them.

General Subject Association: Political CampaignsUsed: Parades


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.227739.1860.C02Accession Number: 227739Catalog Number: 227739.1860.C02

Object Name: Cape, parade costume, oil cloth

Physical Description: oilcloth (overall material)red (overall color)Measurements: overall flat: 24 1/2 in x 36 in; 62.23 cm x 91.44 cm


Record Id: nmah_687507

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