WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON CAMPAIGN BANDANA, 1840
Anti-elitism and branding are nothing new in politics. Born a wealthy Virginia landowner, William Henry Harrison was re-branded as a frontiersman. The opposition insultingly called Harrison a provincial sitting “in his log cabin drinking hard cider,” but Harrison correctly predicted this folksy depiction would play well with the American voter.
Probably made in the United States, Design by “A.M. Williamson”
25.25” x 27.75”
Gift of Marion Ashby Buck, 52.92