Plaque: ...Gen.Grant / Henry Wilson ...1872
Metal, cardboard, velvet, paint
Overall: 12 x 10 x 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 25.4 x 1.9 cm )
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.
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 / Cheers for our Red White & Blue / GEN' GRANT NEVER HAS BEEN DEFEATED / AND HE / NEVER WILL BE / Horace Greeley / Norris Eng Pub. Co. Paterson New Jersey / Copyright secured August 26th[?] 1872" with "LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE" inscribed around portrait of Washington, "EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL MEN" inscribed around portrait of Lincoln, "FOR PRESIDENT. / ULYSSES S. GRANT. / OF ILLINOIS" inscribed around portrait of Grant, and "VICE-PRESIDENT. / HENRY WILSON. / OF MASSACHU" inscribed around portrait of Wilson
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