Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Campaign Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.6704
Date: 
ca. 1868
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 3 in. ( 20 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Cream printed cotton twill ribbon; with vignette of two horses flanking ornate shield surmounted by eagle, with inscription below "PEACE"; image of eagle with laurel wreath and arrows in talons and banderole inscribed "HIS COUNTRY'S FRIEND/IN THE HOUR OF DANGER"; at center is portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, printed in black within oval medallion flanked by American flags; inscription "U.S. GRANT./PRIDE OF AMERICA." above; inscription below portrait: "PEOPLE'S CHOICE./PROTECTOR OF AMERICAN/LIBERTY."; figure symbolizing America in Phrygian cap with stars and stripes shield beneath.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group