Sheet music, "The Hard Cider Quick Step"

Sheet music, "The Hard Cider Quick Step"

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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 this sheet music for “The Hard Cider Quick Step” from 1840, soon followed.
Object Name
sheet music
Date made
1840
associated date
1840 05 04
associated institution
Whig Party
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1840.E16
catalog number
227739.1840.E16
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Campaigns
Music
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Government, Politics, and Reform
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Exhibition
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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