William Henry Harrison Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

Brass

Overall: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)

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

165.31.31576

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 left.] rev: Inscribed, at top: THE PEOPLES CHOICE; inscribed, at bottom: IN THE YEAR / 1841 [At center, a log cabin with window and stippled door with three planks at side, chimney right with smoke left, flag left flying right, tree left, tree and cider barrel at right, with three hoops at left and center and two at right.]

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #104; Bushnell #24

Old Number

1840-56

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