American Flag Campaign Banner, 1860, John C. Breckinridge
Proof for an American flag campaign banner for John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane. Created by Howard, H. C., Published in Philadelphia c1860
Woven paper woodcut with letterpress, printed in red, blue, and black the original sheet 22.3 x 33.7 cm.
A proof specimen on paper for a campaign banner for Southern Democratic presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge. The banner consists of an American flag pattern printed in reverse. It was probably intended as a specimen, for marketing purposes, of a larger banner having the portrait of the candidate, similar to no. 1860-15. It is overprinted with the words, "An American Flag with Portrait of John C. Breckenridge, encircled by 33 Stars in a Blue Field, bearing the names, President, John C. Breckenridge; Vice President, Gen. Jos. Lane.
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