|Object Name||Medal, Political|
|Dimensions||H-2.25 W-1.75 inches|
|Description||This is a two piece campaign medal from the 1888 Presidential re-election bid of Democrat Grover Cleveland and his running mate Allen G. Thurman. The upper plated tin portion is a spread-winged eagle clutching an olive branch and standing on a shield. It is attached by a link to the lower pot medal medallion. The front of the medallion features a beaded border, a small shield in the upper center, two ribbons tied in a bow below the shield and arching over the candidates images and bearing their names, olive leaves encircling the images, a small star in the lower center, and an eagle with outstretched wings at the bottom edge. The back also has a coin-like beaded border, the words "DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES / WHITE HOUSE" arching around the top, an image of the White House, and "1888" across the bottom.|
|Notes||Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman were the Democratic nominees for President and Vice President in 1888. They lost to Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton. Cleveland had been elected president in 1884, and would be again in 1892.|
|Collection||Drexell R. Davis Collection|
|Event||1888 United States Presidential Election|
Thurman, Allen G.
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|