Campaign Banners


 "National Union Republican Candidates"
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Library of Congress
  Date:  c1868

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A campaign banner for the 1868 Republican presidential and vice presidential ticket. Presidential nominee Ulysses S. Grant and his running mate, former speaker of the house Schuyler Colfax, are shown in bust portraits. They are framed by two American flags joined at the center by a shield with stars and stripes, on which perches an eagle. The flags are affixed in the upper corners of the picture by two stars.

Source: American Political Prints, 1766 - 1876: A Catalog of the Collections in the Library of Congress, 1991, by Bernard F. Reilly, Jr.












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