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Bell and Everett campaign flag

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1860-1865
Materials:
cloth
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 37 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0258
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Textiles

Description

This cotton campaign flag features seven red stripes and six white stripes. The canton in the top inner corner is a blue field with 33 white stars encircling a portrait of John Bell turned on its side. "Brought according to Act of Congress in the year 1860 by H.C. Howard in the clerks office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn" is printed underneath the portrait. The following is printed in blue in the center of the flag: "For President John Bell. For Vice President Edward Everett." The flag is mounted on a tan cloth-covered board. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum This flag was used in the presidential campaign of 1860.