National Political Chart from the 1860 Presidential Campaign

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Title

National Political Chart from the 1860 Presidential Campaign

Description

This was a political chart published probably prior to Abraham Lincoln receiving the Republican Party nomination. Charts were generally ways in which the public learned and communicated about Presidential candidates, though H. H. Lloyds & Co would have done this as a commercial product. On the frame of the chart, every President from George Washington to James Buchanan is present with their facial sketch and write-up. In the middle, all of the major candidates to be considered for their parties nomination is listed. The vice president names would have been included with corresponding discussion. Also, the Constitutional Union and Southern Democratic Party nominees are present. The Abraham Lincoln background does not stand out any more than other candidates, seemed like a dark horse. There were also text articles which included the four major party platforms. One article which stands out is on Sam Houston, exalting his abilities. Lastly, a map of the US is included for geographical orientation mostly.

Subject

The way society discussed political campaigns in 1860

Source

Private Collection of Robert Church

Creator

H. H. Lloyds & Co

Publisher

Mark Master

Date

1860

Contributor

Robert Church

Rights

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Relation

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Format

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Language

English

Type

Chart

Identifier

church_robert_photo_d_4

Coverage

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Files

church_robert_photo_d_4.JPG

Citation

H. H. Lloyds & Co, “National Political Chart from the 1860 Presidential Campaign,” UIS History Harvest, accessed November 21, 2017, http://uishistharv1.uis.edu/items/show/208.