"Grand National Union Party for 1864"

Summary

In 1864, incumbent President Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson ran on the National Union Party ticket--so named to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote Republican. After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him enough support to win the election.

In 1864, incumbent President Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson ran on the National Union Party ticket--so named to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote Republican. After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him enough support to win the election.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1864

Subject Date

1864

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.91.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Hand coloring

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Printed at bottom: GRAND, NATIONAL UNION BANNER FOR 1864./ Liberty, Union and Victory./ Published by Currier & Ives, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of N.Y. 152 Nassau St. New York. Printed below portrait images: ABRAHAM LINCOLN / FOR PRESIDENT / ANDREW JOHNSON / FOR VICE PRESIDENT

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