Henry Clay Campaign Flag

Object Number: 
1947.69
Date: 
1844
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 x 26 in. ( 67.3 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in canton: "A NATIONAL CURRENCY, REVENUE, AND PROTECTION./ HENRY CLAY./ ENCOURAGEMENT/ TO AGRICULTURE/ MANUFACTURE/ AND COMMERCE"
Description: 
Cotton block-printed U.S. flag with circular lithographed portrait of Henry Clay in the canton with the inscription: "A National Currency, Revenue, And Protection," encircled by 25 stars, four white circles in the corners of the canton inscribed: "Encouragement/ to Agriculture/ Manufactures/ And Commerce."
Gallery Label: 
This campaign flag was made for the presidential campaign of Henry Clay in 1844.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 117.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry Shaw Newman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group