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Object Name Medal, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.319
Creator F. L. Krider, Phila.
Maker F. L. Krider
Date 1884
Material(s) Brass/Tin
Dimensions H-1.625 W-1.625 Dia-1 inches
Description This is a campaign medal from the successful 1884 Democratic Presidential ticket of Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks. It is a brass plated tin eagle with a shield on it's chest, three arrows in it's left claw, and olive branches in it's right, and a safety pin on the back attached by a link to a brass medal with a hole drilled through the top. The front of the circular medal features the profile busts of the candidates with the words "F L Krider Phila" in small letters below the image. There is a bead-pattern border around the edge. The back of the medal has the same border and the words "CLEVELAND HENDRICKS ON A BROAD PLATFORM/OF GOOD PLANKS WILL LEAD ALL TO VICTORY" in concentric circles. The year "1884" is in the center with an image of a fascis between the 8's.
Notes Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected to the Presidency after the Civil War, breaking the longest absence of any party from that office. It was an acrimonious and personally vindictive campaign
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1884 United States Presidential Election
People Cleveland, Grover
Hendricks, Thomas A.
Subjects Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Campaigns, Political
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Search Terms political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
political souvenirs
Button, Political
Democratic candidates
Democratic Party
Democratic Ticket
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential nominees
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS