ANDREW JACKSON MOURNING RIBBON, 1845
Public figures’ deaths often inspired the production of mourning badges (ribbons) like this one. “The Union Must & Shall Be Preserved” refers to a crisis shortly after Jackson took office in 1828 when the South vehemently protested huge tariffs passed by the previous administration. Jackson threatened military action if South Carolina seceded.
Made in the United States
5” x 11.25”
Gift of Leo Schwartz, 90.23