Benj. Harrison

(No Free Trade)
Republican Candidate

Reference Number:- Godden Number:-  
gb 100 not recorded  

 
 
Bookmark with title words, portrait image of Harrison, and words below
 

Words:

 
 
BENj HARRISON
 
(NO FREE TRADE )
 
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE
 
 
 
 
portrait of Harrison
with image of Eagle
and draped flags beneath
 
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN
1888
 
 
 
WHITE HOUSE
Size of Silk:

8.3cm long by 3.8cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:

 

Comments:
Signed: "W.H. GRANT, MANUFACTURER
PATERSON. N.J.
" on reverse top turnover.
 
reverse top turn over of this bookmark

This bookmark was issued to support Harrison's successful attempt at election in 1888. Whilst there is no evidence on the image of the reverse, it is quite possible this bookmark was originally issued with a pin, so it could be worn as a favour.

It seems that out of fairness, Grant was commissioned to produce the campaign ribbons for both candidates. In doing so, Grant used the same basic design, as Grover Cleveland's ribbon is very similar to the one above, as can be seen in the image of Cleveland's ribbon {recorded as gb680 on this site}.

One significant difference though is that as Harrison campaigned on " NO FREE TRADE ", the credit on the reverse of this ribbon has Grant's address as Paterson, N.J.. Cleveland's ribbon on the other hand, had Grant's credit as Foleshill, Coventry.

 



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