March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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William Henry Harrison Presidential Campaign Cup

Ceramic cup, 2.5 in. ht. x 4 in. wd., decorated with profile portraits of William Henry Harrison as Major General and vignettes featuring a quaint log cabin with a barrel labelled "Hard Cider" just outside. The vignettes likely refer to Harrison's Presidential campaign of 1840, in which his Whig supporters called him the "hard cider and log cabin candidate," a phrase co-opted from an opposing Democratic newspaper's attempt to make him seem unfit for office. Whigs used the phrase to portray Harrison as a "common man" rather than a wealthy and out-of-touch politician.

Condition:

Cup with some surface soil, discoloration, crazing, and chipping (at top and bottom edges), with at least two visible cracks extending downward from top edge. 

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$108
03/07/2019

 

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