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

George Washington (1732-1799), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885)
Title
George Washington (1732-1799), Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885)
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
1926.11
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 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"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group