Grand, national, Democratic banner. Press onward. : President and vice-president.
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Grand, national, Democratic banner. Press onward. : President and vice-president.

"One of several campaign banners Nathaniel Currier is known to have produced for the Democrats in 1844. It features two laurel-wreathed, oval portraits of Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates James K. Polk (left) and George M. Dallas (right). The print imitates the hanging d...

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Corporate Author: N. Currier (Firm) (Lithographer)
Format: Online Picture
Language:English
Published: [New York] : Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St. N.Y., [1844].
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Summary:"One of several campaign banners Nathaniel Currier is known to have produced for the Democrats in 1844. It features two laurel-wreathed, oval portraits of Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates James K. Polk (left) and George M. Dallas (right). The print imitates the hanging drapes and tassels of cloth banners, aspiring to a "trompe l'oeil" effect. In the center, above the portraits, appear an eagle and several American flags. Below the portraits are acanthus cornucopias . . .The campaign slogan "Polk, The Young Hickory. Dallas And Victory" appears in a rising sun above the eagle."
Item Description:"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1844 by N. Currier in the clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York."
Physical Description:1 print : lithograph, hand-colored ; 46 x 27 cm.