1864 Election Artwork

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

In the modern political arena, campaign “branding” has followed the trends of businesses. It just makes sense to have symbols that are bold and easily recognizable. We live in a fast-paced society, so campaign artwork has to be quick to see and remember.

However, during the 19th Century some of the political campaign posters could be considered works of art, using imagery to share the party or candidates platform and goals.

Since we’re collaborating with Emerging Civil War and following their series “1860’s Politics” this month, head on over and check out a new post I wrote this week: “A Study in 1864 Presidential Campaign Artwork.” It examines the details of a Lincoln/Johnson campaign poster from the 1864 Presidential Election. Art appreciation and politics – who knew such a combination could exist. 😉

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Do you have a favorite feature in the campaign poster?

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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