Campaign Snuff Box, SeymourBlair

Campaign Snuff Box, Seymour/Blair

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Horatio Seymour ran as the Democratic president in 1868, trying to unite the party that had been deeply damaged by the Civil War. Seymour was a reluctant candidate, and genuinely did not want to run. However, he was nominated in a campaign that focused heavily on the status of the south and the role of African-Americans in America. The makers of this snuff box were overeager, listing the years of his potential administration as 1869 to 1873. He was easily defeated in 1868 by Ulysses S Grant.
Object Name
Snuff Box
date made
c 1868
associated date
associated person
Blair, Frank
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 3 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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