Campaign flag

Object Number: 
INV.7407
Date: 
ca. 1867
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 12 in. ( 19 x 30.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "THE PEOPLE/ DEMAND OF THE/ UNITED STATES/ PAYMENT OF THE BONDS IN GREENBACKS/ EQUAL TAXATION/ ONE CURENNCY FOR ALL./ PENDLETON, THE PEOPLES NOMINEE/ CONVENTION/ RATIFY/ US/ THEIR NOMINATION/ Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton/ FOR PRESIDENT."
Description: 
White cotton printed campaign flag with forty-one stars in a double circle in the canton; thirteen red and white stripes; a green-back floats over the field with a personification of "America" dressed as a warrior on the left and a portrait of George H. Pendleton at the bottom right with a "5" above, inscribed in the center, "THE PEOPLE/ DEMAND OF THE/ UNITED STATES/ PAYMENT OF THE BONDS IN GREENBACKS/ EQUAL TAXATION/ ONE CURRENCY FOR ALL./ PENDLETON, THE PEOPLES NOMINEE/ CONVENTION/ RATIFY/ US/ THEIR NOMINATION/ Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton/ FOR PRESIDENT."
Gallery Label: 
George Hunt Pendleton was a lawyer and congressman from Ohio. He served as a U.S. representative from Ohio from 1857 to 1865. In 1864, he ran for vice-president on the Democratic ticket with George B. McClellan. He sponsored the "Ohio idea" to pay U.S. bonds in greenbacks and ran on this platform for U.S. president in 1867.
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Creative: Tronvig Group