Child's Parade Cape, 1860

Child's Parade Cape, 1860

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Even though children and adolescents could not vote, they participated in the presidential campaign by attending the public events that their parents and other adults did, often wearing clothing and hats made especially for them.
Object Name
Cape, parade costume, oil cloth
Physical Description
oilcloth (overall material)
red (overall color)
overall flat: 24 1/2 in x 36 in; 62.23 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
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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