William H. Harrison Presidential Campaign Medal

Object Number: 
1949.124
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Brass, silk
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass die-struck campaign medal with obverse depicting uniformed bust of W. H. Harrison facing left and surrounded by legend: "MAJ. GEN. W. H. HARRISON/BORN FEB 9 1773"; reverse with log cabin with American flag on the roof; legend above: "THE PEOPLES CHOICE"; inscription in exergue:"THE HERO/OF/TIPPECANOE"; yellow silk ribbon drawn through hole punched at top center.
Gallery Label: 
W. H. Harrison (1773-1841) was the ninth president of the United States. He was elected into office in 1840 and died in office in 1841.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John R. Bennet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group