Photo, Print, Drawing The poor man's friend
About this Item
- The poor man's friend
- A Whig campaign ribbon, "Dedicated to the Young Men's National Convention," probably issued for the Baltimore ratifying convention of May 4, 1840. (Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison was actually nominated by the party in December 1839.) A roundel portrait of Harrison is framed by a wreath, with flags inscribed with the names of his important victories "Thames" and "Tippecanoe." The wreath is surmounted by an eagle holding the banner "Harrison & Reform." The name "Meigs" also appears, referring to Harrison's celebrated May 1813 defense of Fort Meigs against a British siege during the War of 1812. Below is a log cabin, popular symbol of the candidate's purportedly simple, rustic life-style.
- Medairy, John, approximately 1798-1857.
Created / Published
- [Baltimore] : Pub. by John Medairy, N. Calvert St., 1840.
- - Harrison, William Henry,--1773-1841
- - Tippecanoe, Battle of, Ind., 1811
- - Thames, Battle of the, Ont., 1813
- - Log cabins--1840
- - Symbols--1840
- - Political conventions--Maryland--Baltimore--1840
- - Fort Meigs (Ohio)--Siege, 1813
- - United States--History--War of 1812
- Wood engravings--1840.
- Wood engravings--1840
- - Title from item.
- - Fischer & Sullivan, no. WHH-41
- - Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1840-9.
- - Exhibited: "Presidential Elections" in the Agile Display, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2016 - Jan. 22, 2017.
- 1 print on silk : wood engraving and letterpress ; fabric 20 x 7.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Medairy--Poor man's friend (A size) [P&P]
- Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- pga 11669 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.11669
- cph 3b37032 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b37032
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-pga-11669 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-90683 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Chicago citation style:
Medairy, John, Approximately. The Poor Man's Friend. Fort Meigs Ohio Maryland Baltimore United States, 1840. [Baltimore: Pub. by John Medairy, N. Calvert St] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003689267/.
APA citation style:
Medairy, J. (1840) The Poor Man's Friend. Fort Meigs Ohio Maryland Baltimore United States, 1840. [Baltimore: Pub. by John Medairy, N. Calvert St] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003689267/.
MLA citation style:
Medairy, John, Approximately. The Poor Man's Friend. [Baltimore: Pub. by John Medairy, N. Calvert St] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003689267/>.