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Republican and Independent Ballot, 1884

Republican and Independent Ballot, 1884

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More so than the distinguishing marks of party symbols or candidate portraits, color helped observers identify party ballots as they were cast—and who cast them. Voting was still not entirely secret. The parties printed and distributed paper ballots cut from sheets. A white ballot was used for the Republican and Independent Ticket in 1884.
Object Name
Ballot
associated date
1884
associated person
Cleveland, Grover
associated institution
Republican National Party
associated place
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
buff, black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 12 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 32.06788 cm x 11.74788 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1884.T08
catalog number
227739.1884.T08
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Campaigns
Voting
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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