Wood Engraving "Procession of the Wide-Awake Club of Hartford, Conn.," July 26, 1860

Summary

This wood engraving shows men marching in a political campaign parade in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 26, 1860. Part of a group known as the Wide Awakes, these men actively supported the Republican Party and their presidential candidate, Abraham Lincoln. Wearing unusual capes and black hats, and carrying flaming torches, the Wide Awakes marched in nighttime parades in the northern states.

This wood engraving shows men marching in a political campaign parade in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 26, 1860. Part of a group known as the Wide Awakes, these men actively supported the Republican Party and their presidential candidate, Abraham Lincoln. Wearing unusual capes and black hats, and carrying flaming torches, the Wide Awakes marched in nighttime parades in the northern states.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1860

Subject Date

26 July 1860

Creators

Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Published by Frank Leslie in the publication Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, New York, New York

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

69.145.165

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Wood engraving (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in

Width: 6.5 in

Inscriptions

Printed below image: PROCESSION OF THE WIDE-AWAKE CLUB OF HARTFORD, CONN., ON THURSDAY, JULY 26.--FROM A SKETCH BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST.

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