21. Flags in American Politics, 1800s - 2000s



Since 1840, American political campaigns have been distinguished by what some might call the redundant display of the national flag. However, from the start, the Stars and Stripes flag has not just been the emblem of the national government, but rather the flag of the people and along with other banners, it has been used extensively by political aspirants.

Today it is inconceivable that a candidate for political office would appear without a U.S. flag yet this phenomenon was engendered by the Industrial Revolution, which had the effect of moving flags from the handmade cottage industry "folk-art" into a relatively inexpensive consumer item.

Included here are various flags, posters and political ephemera from a variety of U.S. presidential campaigns that ran from 1840 to 2008.

 

Flags in American Politics, 1800s - 2000s Grouping

 



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Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
26 Star U.S. Flag Michigan joins to the Union. ZFC0634 26 Star U.S. Flag Michigan joins to the Union. Mastai - Early American Flags
U.S. 34 Star ZFC0692 U.S. 34 Star "Our Policy the will of the People" Mastai - Early American Flags
36-Star U.S. Flag Cleveland & Hendricks Campaign. ZFC3215 36-Star U.S. Flag Cleveland & Hendricks Campaign. U.S. Political
U.S. 36-Star Flag Grant-Colfax Campaign Flag. ZFC2495 U.S. 36-Star Flag Grant-Colfax Campaign Flag. U.S. Political
U.S. 37 Stars Flag ZFC0619 U.S. 37 Stars Flag "Equal Taxation" hoist panel. Mastai - Early American Flags
Political Campaign Ribbon - Benjamin Harrison ZFC0766 Political Campaign Ribbon - Benjamin Harrison U.S. Political
US // Hancock & English / Jugate Poster ZFC3257 US // Hancock & English / Jugate Poster U.S. Political
U.S. Patriotic Political Print, Garfield-Arthur. ZFC0307 U.S. Patriotic Political Print, Garfield-Arthur. U.S. Political
U.S. Political Campaign Ribbon, US Grant. ZFC0278 U.S. Political Campaign Ribbon, US Grant. U.S. Political
Woman's Suffrage - VOTES FOR WOMEN Banner ZFC3240 Woman's Suffrage - VOTES FOR WOMEN Banner Woman Suffrage
A Woman Suffrage Party Pennant, 1909. ZFC3123 A Woman Suffrage Party Pennant, 1909. Woman Suffrage
A Woman Suffrage Party Pin, 1909. ZFC3124 A Woman Suffrage Party Pin, 1909. Woman Suffrage
US // Woman's Suffrage Pennant / Wash. DC - 1913 ZFC3238 US // Woman's Suffrage Pennant / Wash. DC - 1913 Woman Suffrage
US // Woman's Suffrage / Vote for Women Suffrage ZFC3239 US // Woman's Suffrage / Vote for Women Suffrage Woman Suffrage
US Political  and souvenir asstd. ZFC2253 US Political and souvenir asstd. U.S. Political
Socialism Saves Capitalism Banner ZFC3186 Socialism Saves Capitalism Banner U.S. Political
U.S 50 Star Flag - ZFC3242 U.S 50 Star Flag - "A More Perfect Union" U.S. Political
U.S. Ralph Nader for President '08 T-Shirt. ZFC3187 U.S. Ralph Nader for President '08 T-Shirt. U.S. Political
U.S. Political & Patriotic Banner, 1940. ZFC1404 U.S. Political & Patriotic Banner, 1940. U.S. Political
UNITED STATES//POLITICAL DECORATION/ALF.M.LANDON. ZFC0520 UNITED STATES//POLITICAL DECORATION/ALF.M.LANDON. U.S. Political
US // Stereo Photo / Lyndon VT - 1868-1872 ZFC2316 US // Stereo Photo / Lyndon VT - 1868-1872 PHOTOS
US // Commission for Presidential Debates / Tote ZFC2272 US // Commission for Presidential Debates / Tote Artifacts not flags
US // American Eagle / patriotic center ZFC1414 US // American Eagle / patriotic center U.S. Patriotic
Welcome Pennant ZFC1415 Welcome Pennant U.S. Patriotic
American Patriotic Banner ZFC1468 American Patriotic Banner U.S. Patriotic
Indoor flag staff - Obama A More Perfect Union. ZFC3243 Indoor flag staff - Obama A More Perfect Union. U.S. Political
Cord & Tassel - Obama ZFC3244 Cord & Tassel - Obama "A More Perfect Union". U.S. Political
US // Flag staff Floor stand / Obama A More Perfe ZFC3246 US // Flag staff Floor stand / Obama A More Perfe U.S. Political
Ball Top Finial - Obama A ZFC3245 Ball Top Finial - Obama A "More Perfect Union". U.S. Political
American Peace Symbol Flag ZFC1524 American Peace Symbol Flag U.S. Novelty Flags
Ecology Flag, U.S. - Green Stars & Stripes. ZFC0755 Ecology Flag, U.S. - Green Stars & Stripes. Flag Center
U.S. Corporate America Protest Flag, 2004. ZFC2218 U.S. Corporate America Protest Flag, 2004. U.S. Novelty Flags

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