George Washington (1732-1799), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885)

Object Number: 
1926.11
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Copper alloy, wood, metal, and glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/8 x 16 1/4 x 2 in. ( 46 x 41.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This plaque was issued following the election of Ulysses S. Grant and Schyler Colfax in 1868. The sentiment of the plaque expresses the desire of unity after the end of the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group