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

165.31.31574

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.H. HARRISON / BORN FEB. 9. 1773; [Enclosing military bust of Harrison facing three-quarters to the left. rev: Inscribed, at top: THE PEOPLES CHOICE; inscribed, at bottom: IN THE YEAR / 1840 [At center, a log cabin with window and door. Chimney right with three blobs of smoke at left, flag left flying right, cider barrel at right]

Provenance

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

Old Number

1840-54

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