Campaign Banners


 "National Democratic Banner of Victory, 1868"
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Library of Congress
  Date:  c1868

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A campaign banner for Democratic presidential candidate Horatio Seymour and running mate Francis Preston Blair, Jr., of Missouri. Above the curiously overlapping portraits of the candidates is a globe, on which rests an American eagle holding a streamer in his beak. From behind the globe are rays of light and two American flags. Liberty, in a Phrygian cap, stands at left and Justice, holding her sword and scales, at right.

Below the portraits are two medallions. One contains an image of two hands pushing a plough. The other contains an arm-and-hammer device, symbol of Labor.

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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