Campaign flag

Campaign flag
Title
Campaign flag
Date 
1863
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 64.8 cm )
Description 
Cotton lithographed U. S. campaign flag with thirty-five stars in the canton; printed in red and blue ink on a white ground; inscribed in the white stripes to the right of the canton; section of ground removed and replaced with two printed patches inscribed with "ABRAHAM LINCOLN" and "ANDREW JOHNSON" machine stitched.
Credit Line 
Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Collection
Object Number 
1946.243
Marks 
Inscription (printed): Printed in center: "FOR PRESIDENT,/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN./ FOR VICE PRESIDENT,/ ANDREW JOHNSON./ THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUTION" Inscription (printed): Originally printed, but names removed from object: "FOR PRESIDENT,/ JOHN BELL./ FOR VICE PRESIDENT,/ EDW'D EVERETT/ THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUTION" Inscription (Ink): in ink, below final line of printed inscription: "Loaned by Samuel T. Shaw 1932."
Gallery Label 
This campaign flag was originally inscribed for the Presidential campaign of John Bell and Edward Everett (see inscriptions). Their names were cut from the flag and replaced with Abraham Lincoln's and Andrew Johnson's names.
Bibliography 
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009. Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group