Rally your bids to elect this incredible assortment of antique presidential silk campaign ribbons. Employed during 19th Century elections, these dynamic candidate supporters display superb quality across the board. Featured candidates/others are: 1844 Henry Clay; 1856 Fremont & Dayton; 1880 Garfield/Arthur; 1892 super rare (Populist) People’s Party Weaver & Field; 1900 Indian Territory Delegate E.J. Fannin. Detailed description on our website.
The complete list of included ribbons is as follows:
1844 Henry Clay 2-1/2 x 8” “Pride of America” ribbon for Whig Party candidate, crisp and bold with highly detailed design graphics including a horses/eagle/ship plaque scene at top, an eagle with banner at second from top, a Clay portrait with slogans third from top and seated Lady Liberty with shield fourth from top, printed at bottom is “For Sale at National Reading Room Philad. A”. No information is available as to whether this is an original 1844 example or a period antique replica.
1856 John C. Fremont 2-3/8 x 4-7/8” “Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Press” ribbon for first ever Republican Party presidential candidate, black graphics on light blue silk with fascinating horse mounted “Pathfinder” design, presents in excellent condition with nearly full original details and clean surfaces front and back.
1880 Garfield/Arthur 2-1/4 x 6” with 1” brass metal tassels at bottom ribbon for Republican party president and vice-president black on white printed letters only for candidates James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, the upper region intended for a portrait(s) is blank, printing is bold, silk material is solid and glossy with several folds and a pinhole at top center, presents in overall very appealing condition with bright metal tassels. There would be no second campaign for Garfield as he was mortally wounded in July of 1881 and succumbed to resultant infections in September, 1881.
1892 General James B. Weaver/James G. Field 2-3/4 x 6” with 2” brass metal tassels at bottom ribbon representing the Populist People’s Party, this extremely rare 19th Century 3rd Party example presents in very appealing condition with black graphics on three individual red, white and blue panels stitched together, printed on the upper red panel is “The People’s Party, We, The People”, the white center panel bears portrait images of the two candidates along with an eagle/flag/shield design and the lower blue panel is printed with “Omaha, Nebraska, July 4th, 1892”.
1900 E.J. Fannin Territorial Republican League 2 x 7-3/4” ribbon for So. McAlester (Oklahoma) I. T. (Indian Territory) convention delegate with Fannin portrait at top and printed date “June 28, 1900” near the bottom, displays in better grade with bold graphics, several folds, red staining at top and bottom, moderate fraying on top and bottom ends and a small hole just below the word “Delegate”.