William Henry Harrison Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

Brass

Overall: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)

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

165.31.31573

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: GENL. W.[pierced] HARRISON / BORN FEB. 9. 1773; [Enclosing military bust of Harrison facing left, four straps and two buttons, three stars on epaulet] rev: Inscribed, at top: THE PEOP[pierced]ES CHOICE [At center, a log cabin with window and door with conspicuous latchstring at side. Chimney right with three blobs of smoke at left, flag left flying right, tall bush to left, tall bush and cider barrel at right]; inscribed, at bottom: IN THE YEAR / 1840; [Fifteen logs in end of cabin and four planks in door. Barrell has three hoops at each end.]

Provenance

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

Old Number

1840-52

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