Campaign Banners


 "Grand National Democratic Banner"
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Library of Congress
  Date:  c1876

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A campaign banner for Democratic candidates Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks, almost identical to Currier & Ives's "Grand National Republican Banner" (no. 1876-2.) The Tilden-Hendricks banner, however, stresses their campaign theme of federal reform. Above the candidates' portraits appears the figure of Liberty, holding a flag "Reform" and pointing toward the right. Visible behind her is the "Ship of State" with billowing sails. Near the rock on which Liberty stands are a small eagle and a book.

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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