Lincoln for President
For President ABRAM LINCOLN.
For Vice President HANNIBAL HAMLIN.
Philadelphia: H.C. Howard, 1860
Woodcut or lithograph on linen
Prints & Photographs Division
Abraham Lincoln, Republican
Candidate for President of the United States.
New York: Baker & Goodwin, 1860
Prints & Photographs
Copyright deposit, 1860
In the 1860 presidential campaign, brightly colored
banners, outrageous political cartoons, sentimental sheet music
covers, and patriotic portraits were printed to win the vote.
The colorful banner and the bold campaign poster support the candidacy
of Abraham Lincoln during his first (and victorious) presidential
campaign in 1860.
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
Library has a rich collection of graphic political ephemera, much
of which came through copyright deposit.