General U.S. Grant Presidential Campaign Medal

Object Number: 
Z.2598
Date: 
1868
Medium: 
Gilt white metal; silk
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Stamped gilt white metal medal with obverse depicting uniformed bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing right; legend: "GENERAL/U.S. GRANT/1868"; Reverse: depicts laurel and oak wreath surrounding inscription at center: "THE/PEOPLES CHOICE/FOR/PRESIDENT". Blue silk ribbon attached by wire at center top.
Gallery Label: 
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) served as the twenty-first president of the United States for two terms: first in 1868 and second in 1872.
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Creative: Tronvig Group