Plaque: ...Gen.Grant / Henry Wilson ...1872

Object Number: 
INV.7502
Date: 
ca. 1872
Medium: 
Metal, cardboard, velvet, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 10 x 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 25.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on obverse: "IN GOD IS / OUR / STRENGTH / FIRST IN WAR, / FIRST IN PEACE / & First in the hearts of his Countrymen / UNANIMOUSLY / NOMINATED AT PHILADELPHIA, / JUNE 6TH, / 1872 / AS WE DID IN '68 SO WE WILL IN '72 / Cheers for our Army and Navy
Description: 
Engraved oval sheet metal plaque commemorating presidential nomination of Ulysses S. Grant in 1872; with gold painted, hollow cast metal profile busts of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln mounted on black velvet in two small oval windows in upper half of plaque and similar busts of Grant and his running mate, Henry Wilson, in two larger oval windows in lower half of plaque; cardboard backing.
Gallery Label: 
Ulysses S. Grant was elected to his second term as president in 1872.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group