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
In the 1860 presidential campaign, brightly colored banners,
outrageous political cartoons, sentimental sheet music covers,
and patriotic portraits were printed to win the vote. This bold
campaign banner supports the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln during
his first (and victorious) presidential campaign in 1860. The
flag was meant to hang like a banner, so that Lincoln's face could
be read 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, some
of which has come through copyright deposit.