Sewing box w/pin cushion on lid: Old Hickory Forever
Silk, paper, paint
Overall: 2 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7 x 12.4 x 8.9 cm )
painted: on top, on pincushion: "OLD HICKORY / FOREVER" handwritten: on bottom of box: "2/3" printed: on label on bottom of box: "from / HENRY O. HAVEMEYER / MOUNTAINSIDE FARM / MAHWAH, N. J."
Sewing box with velvet pin cusion on top painted with political campaign slogan, "OLD HICKORY/ FOREVER," surrounded with floral and leaf garland; the box is covered with rainbow colored corrugated paper and the edges are trimmed with gold embossed paper; the lid is hinged at the back, and when opened, there is a lithograph portrait of Andrew Jackson, the inside is lined with pink paper.
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) began public life in 1796, entering the House when his Tennessee became a state. Militarily, he became famous for his victory at the Battle of New Orleans. Although he lost the 1824 presidential race to John Q. Adams, he won in 1828 on his increasing popularity as a "man of the people." In fact many of his democratic principles are retained in the Democratic party.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
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