Election Poster, 1864
Election Poster, 1864
- This 1864 election poster shows portraits of the candidates for president and vice president, their parties’ platforms, and the candidates’ letters accepting their parties’ nominations.
- Lincoln had good reason to doubt his chances for reelection. No president since Andrew Jackson in 1832 had won a second term.
- The Democratic Party nominated Gen. George McClellan, whom Lincoln had removed from command. McClellan ran on an anti-Lincoln and anti-Emancipation Proclamation platform and left open the possibility of a negotiated peace with the South.
- As the election approached, Union triumphs on the battlefield helped propel Lincoln to victory. He declared the election results a mandate to press on for an unconditional victory and a constitutional amendment to end slavery.
- Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1974
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- associated date
- November 8, 1864
- depicted (sitter)
- Lincoln, Abraham
- Johnson, Andrew
- Pendleton, George Hunt
- McClellan, George B.
- place made
- United States: New York, New York City
- United States
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- white; pink; blue with black type (overall color)
- overall: 38 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in; 97.155 cm x 72.39 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
- Presidential Candidates
- Political Campaigns
- Presidential Campaign of 1864
- See more items in
- Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
- Government, Politics, and Reform
- Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
- Princeton Posters
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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