Abraham Lincoln in Goshen Indiana’s 1860 Campaign Banner

By Ervin Beck

The campaign banner reproduced here was painted by J. H. Dille for the Wide Awake club of the Republican Party to use in a daylong rally in Goshen, Indiana, for the Lincoln-Hamlin ticket. The rally, on Saturday, October 6, 1860, featured a speech by the famous abolitionist U.S. Senator Cassius M. Clay of Kentucky.

The banner depicts Abraham Lincoln, candidate for President of the United States; Hannibal Hamlin, candidate for Vice-President; and Henry Smith Lane, candidate for Governor of Indiana.

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