Campaign Banner for the Whigs of Lyme, New Hampshire (William Henry Harrison's 1840 Presidential Campaign)

Unknown American, American

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about 1840

Oil on silk

Overall: 54 × 69 in. (137.2 × 175.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Caroline W. Cameron

167.66.21135

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Textile

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in black paint, upper left: WHIGS OF LYME, N.H. [inscribed in banner]; inscribed, in black paint, upper left: OUR COUNTRY AND / CONSTITUTION FOREVER! [inscribed in banner that wraps around]; inscribed, in black paint, upper center to lower right: "FREEMEN! / REMEMBER! / THAT, TO MAINTAIN YOUR LIBERTIES, YOU / MUST DO YOUR OWN VOTING, AND YOUR OWN FIGHTING." HARRISON. [inscribed in banner that wraps around]; inscribed, in black paint, lower left to right: THE SOIL / WHERE LOCOFOCOISM CAN'T FLOURISH.

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

Exhibition History

Of, By, and For the People: The Folk Art of Presidential Elections, New York State Historical Association/ Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, September 20-December 31, 2008.

Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of America, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27-September 7, 1980.

Publication History

Robert L. McGrath, Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of America, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1980.

Robert B. Doty, By Good Hands: New Hampshire Folk Art, Hanover and London: The Currier Gallery of Art and the University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, 1989, p. 39, no. III.

Patricia Harris, Art of the State of New Hampshire, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000, 96 p., ill.

Provenance

Mrs. Caroline W. Cameron; to Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; transferred from Special Collections, Baker Library, Dartmouth College to present collection, 1967.

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