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Letter, 1840

Letter, 1840

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Description
The Whig campaign of 1840 against incumbent President Martin Van Buren established a pattern of predetermined imagery, from which later campaigns have seldom deviated. The Whigs adopted the symbols of the log cabin and hard cider to promote the candidacy of General William Henry Harrison. An outpouring of objects with designs of log cabins, such as log cabin letterhead from 1840, soon followed.
Object Name
letter
associated date
1840 06 27
associated person
Harrison, William
Physical Description
manuscript (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1840.S01
catalog number
227739.1840.S01
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
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
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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