Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Dates 1860
Location Connecticut
Hartford
United States
Language English
Subjects Clay, Cassius Marcellus
Ephemera
Lincoln, Abraham
Lincoln Portrait Of
Manuscripts
Physical Objects
Portraits
Realia
Wide Awakes, The
Title
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
Genre
Manuscripts
Ephemera
Portraits
realia
Physical Objects
Notes
-  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"
Medium
14 x 6.5 cm.
Call Number
Portfolio 16, no. 12
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm0563


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