Campaign Banners


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

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A campaign banner for the 1876 Republican presidential ticket. Bust portraits of Ohio governor Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler are framed with laurel wreaths. Above them hang swags of drapery with tassels. A bald eagle rests on the top of the portraits, flanked by four American flags, and holds part of one of the flags in his beak. Above him the words "Liberty and Union" appear in an aureole of light.

Between the portraits is a cornucopia, and below each of them a bundle of fasces. A similar banner was produced by Currier & Ives for the Democratic ticket the same year. (See "Grand National Democratic Banner," no. 1876-3.)

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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