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Millard Fillmore, American candidate for president of the United States

Millard Fillmore, American candidate for president of the United States

 
 
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A large woodcut proof for a campaign banner or poster for the Native American party's 1856 presidential candidate. A bust portrait of Millard Fillmore appears in a roundel, flanked by allegorical figures of Justice (left) and Liberty (right). Both figures wear classical gowns and tiaras. Justice holds a large sword and scales, Liberty a staff and Phrygian cap and the Constitution. Atop the roundel perches an eagle, with American flags on either side. Below are a document "The Union" (left) and bundled fasces (right).
Fillmore's portrait is based on a Meade Bros. photograph (Source: ad in New York Herald, July 15, 1856.)
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"Entered ... 1856, by Baker & Godwin ... New York."
The Library's proof was deposited for copyright on July 10, 1856.
Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-6.

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01/01/1856
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Baker & Godwin.
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Library of Congress
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