October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 386: Rare 1840 Presidential Campaign William Henry Harrison Sulfide Brooch(41 views)
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1840 William Henry Harrison Presidential Campaign Sulfide Brooch "Harrison & Reform"
(1840) Presidential Campaign, "William Henry Harrison" Patriotic Sulfide Brooch, Choice Very Fine.
An outstanding political Presidential Campaign item, measuring about 1" across, this decorative Sulfide lady's Brooch is mounted in original brass Pinback. Made for the 1840 U.S. Presidential election. It displays an image of a Log Cabin with an American Flag and inscription "Harrison & Reform" on black background. Verso lacking the attachment pin. Some scratching/loss inside on black background. Back of pin has some scratching as well.
The United States presidential election of 1840 was the 14th quadrennial presidential election, held from Friday, October 30, to Wednesday, December 2, 1840. It saw President Martin Van Buren fight for re-election during a time of great economic depression against a Whig Party unified for the first time behind a single candidate: war hero William Henry Harrison. Under these circumstances, the Whigs easily defeated Van Buren.