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The Presidents of the United States Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for 12th president.

The Presidents of the United States Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for 12th president.

 
 
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Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic presidential candidate Lewis Cass. It is almost identical in design to a banner Currier produced the same year for Zachary Taylor (no. 1848-5), except that here, above the portrait of the candidate, appears a bald eagle on a globe in an aureole of stars flanked by American flags.
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The Library's impression of the print was deposited for copyright on June 6, 1848, less than two weeks after Cass's nomination at the party's Baltimore convention.
Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5311
Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1848-4.

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01/01/1848
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N. Currier (Firm)
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Library of Congress
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