George Washington (1732-1799), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885)
Copper alloy, wood, metal, and glass
Overall: 18 1/8 x 16 1/4 x 2 in. ( 46 x 41.3 x 5.1 cm )
Framed oval plaque with copper bas-relief medallion portraits of George Washington (1732-1799), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885) on brown velvet in brass medallions on a steel plate engraved, "IN GOD WE/ TRUST/ THE/ Union must and shall be preserved./ THE/ PEOPLES/ CHOICE/ ELECTED/ 1868/ NOV.R 3RD/ 'LOVE & TEARS FOR THE BLUE'/ 'TEARS AND LOVE FOR THE GRAY'/ 'LET US HAVE PEACE;'"in wooden frame and matte, matte has Renaissance Revial type carving in the four corners; black painted accent on the frame.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
inscribed: "IN GOD WE TRUST THE Union must and shall be preserved. THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE ELECTED 1869 Nov. 3rd 'LET US HAVE PEACE'."
inscribed: on back of frame in pencil: "#362" [old N-YHS cat. #]
engraved: on proper right front: "Issued by the Norris Engraving & Pub Co. Paterson New Jersey"
engraved: on proper left front: "Copyright secured according to Acts of Congress by R. H. Norris Oct 20'68 & Sept 6'72"
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