Photo, Print, Drawing For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin For president, Abra[ha]m Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin.
About this Item
- For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin
- For president, Abra[ha]m Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin.
- Print shows a large campaign banner for Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln and running mate Hannibal Hamlin. Lincoln's first name is given here as "Abram." The banner consists of a thirty-three star American flag pattern printed on cloth. In one corner, a bust portrait of Lincoln, without beard, encircled by stars, appears on a blue field.
- Howard, H. C.
Created / Published
- [Philadephia : publisher not identified], c1860.
- - Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
- - Hamlin, Hannibal,--1809-1891
- - Presidential elections--1860
- - Political campaigns--1860
- - Flags--American--1860
- Portrait prints--1860.
- Portrait prints--1860
- - Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Top Treasures" and "American Treasures Memory": Lincoln for President. 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.
- - Title from item.
- - Copyrighted by H.C. Howard, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; deposited June 17, 1860.
- - Woodcut or lithograph.
- - Collins, no. 305
- - For more information about this collection, see http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1860-7.
- - Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
- - Exhibited: "American Treasures of the Library of Congress."
- - Exhibited: "With Malice Toward None : The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2009.
- 1 print on cotton : color ; image 58.9 x 89 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Howard--For president Abram ... (D size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- pga 01637 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01637
- cph 3b48243 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b48243
- cph 3g04616 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04616
- cph 3a17101 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a17101
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-pga-01637 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC2-331 (color film copy slide) LC-USZC4-4616 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-14844 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZCN4-296 (color film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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Chicago citation style:
Howard, H. C. For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. , ca. 1860. [Philadephia: publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656570/.
APA citation style:
Howard, H. C. (ca. 1860) For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. , ca. 1860. [Philadephia: publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656570/.
MLA citation style:
Howard, H. C. For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin. [Philadephia: publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003656570/>.