Lincoln Political Banner from 1860 Election

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Title

Lincoln Political Banner from 1860 Election

Description

This political banner for the 1860 Presidential election is likely a copy of a lithograph on linen featuring the Republican Party nominees Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. "The flag was meant to hang like a banner in parades and other political spectacles, so that Lincoln's face would be oriented vertically. The printer liberally changed the spelling of Lincoln's first name ("Abram") to accommodate his design." The banner contains 33 stars symbolizing how many states were in the Union.

Subject

1860 Political Banner

Source

Private Collection of Robert Church

Creator

[no text]

Publisher

Mark Master

Date

1860

Contributor

Robert Church

Rights

[no text]

Relation

[no text]

Format

58.9 x 89 cm

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

church_robert_photo_d_7

Coverage

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Files

church_robert_photo_d_7.JPG

Citation

“Lincoln Political Banner from 1860 Election ,” UIS History Harvest, accessed September 21, 2017, http://uishistharv1.uis.edu/items/show/213.