Manuscripts/Mixed Material Wide Awake Club ribbon and handwritten note.

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Dates 1860
Location Connecticut
United States
Language English
Subjects Clay, Cassius Marcellus
Lincoln, Abraham
Lincoln Portrait Of
Physical Objects
Wide Awakes, The
Wide Awake Club ribbon and handwritten note.
Created / Published
Wide Awake Club, Hartford, Connecticut?, 1860
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Wide-Awakes, The
-  Lincoln-portrait of
-  Clay, Cassius Marcellus (1810-1903)
-  Manuscripts
-  Ephemera
-  Portraits
-  realia
-  Physical Objects
-  United States -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Hartford
Physical Objects
-  Printed on satin. "In February, 1860. Cassius M. Clay spoke in Hartford, Connecticut. A few ardent young Republicans accompanied him as a kind of body-guard, and to save their garments from the dripping of the torches, a few of them wore improvised capes of black glazed cambric. The uniforms attracted so much attention that a campaign club-formed in Hartford soon after adopted it. This club called itself the "Wide-Awakes"
14 x 6.5 cm.
Call Number
Portfolio 16, no. 12
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id

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