Grant Campaign Paper Collar

Grant Campaign Paper Collar

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Description
In the years after the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant was viewed as a promising politician who could calm the agitated nation. In addition to his successful generalship in the conflict, Grant campaigned in 1868 as a cool-headed presence, running on the slogan “Let Us Have Peace.” He was able to unite a vast coalition of northern Republicans, formerly enslaved people in the south, and young voters hoping to move on from their ugly politics of the era, and defeat Horatio Seymour, the Democratic challenger. Grant’s portrait, and that of his running mate Schuyler Colfax, appear on this shirt collar.
Object Name
Collar
Collar, Grant & Colfax
associated date
1868
associated person
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson)
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 13.335 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1868.C01
catalog number
227739.1868.C01
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana
subject
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military 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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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