William Henry Harrison Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

White metal

Overall: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ralph Becker, Father of William Becker, Class of 1964

165.31.31565

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed, around edge: MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON / BORN. FEB. 9, 1773; [Enclosing military bust facing left, four buttons and three straps on coat]; inscribed, at bottom of bust: J.F.T. [engraver] rev: Inscribed, at top: THE PEOPLES CHOICE; inscribed, at bottom, in exurgue: THE HERO / OF / TIPPECANOE [Enclosing log cabin with door and window at end, large flag flying right with liberty cap on staff, no chimney, tree with three branches at right, identical tree and cider barrel, with mug at left end of barrel]

Course History

HIST 18, Nineteenth Century American Politics, Robert Bonner, Spring 2014

HIST 18, US Political History of the 19th Century, Robert Bonner, Fall 2012

Provenance

Collected by Raph E. Becker (1907-1994), father of William W. Becker, Class of 1964; given to present collection, 1965.

Old Number

WHH-10

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