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Presidential campaign flag

Object Number: 
1947.346
Date: 
1868
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 34 in. ( 61 x 86.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: around portrait: "GRANT & COLFAX/ IN UNION IS PEACE"
Description: 
Silk lithographed U.S. campaign flag of the Republican candidacy of Ulysses S. Grant for president and Schuyler Colfax for vice president; canton has 37 stars, arranged in two rings of 13 and 19 stars around one large star in the center and four stars in the corners; portrait of Grant in the center with inscription above and below; printed in black, red, and blue on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This flag was used for the presidential campaign of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) in 1868.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group