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Silk, gold, enamel
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Overall: 35 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (88.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
The amber head of Andrew Jackson was made for the campaign of 1828. It was unlikely to have been mass produced, and was thus probably made for a major Jackson supporter. Andrew Jackson was an extremely popular former General, having won the Battle of New Orleans, the last major battle of the War of 1812. He had previously run for the presidency in 1824 and lost to John Quincy Adams.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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