Campaign flag

Object Number: 
1946.243
Date: 
1863
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 64.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription (printed): Printed in center: "FOR PRESIDENT,/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN./ FOR VICE PRESIDENT,/ ANDREW JOHNSON./ THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUTION" Inscription (printed): Originally printed, but names removed from object: "FOR PRESIDENT,/ JOHN BELL./ FOR
Description: 
Cotton lithographed U. S. campaign flag with thirty-five stars in the canton; printed in red and blue ink on a white ground; inscribed in the white stripes to the right of the canton; section of ground removed and replaced with two printed patches inscribed with "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" and "ANDREW JOHNSON" machine stitched.
Gallery Label: 
This campaign flag was originally inscribed for the Presidential campaign of John Bell and Edward Everett (see inscriptions). Their names were cut from the flag and replaced with Abraham Lincoln's and Andrew Johnson's names.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009. Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Credit Line: 
Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group