Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Campaign Torch, 1864


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Late-nineteenth-century political parties rallied their supporters by holding torchlight parades. In the evening, marchers lit up the street carrying torches, lamps and lanterns. Many of these political lanterns glowed with slogans and patriotic symbols. Supporters of President Lincoln and the Union would have carried this torch during the 1864 campaign.


  • Title: Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Campaign Torch, 1864
  • Date: 1864
  • Date Created: 1864
  • Location: United States, Massachusetts
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Political campaigns, Presidential elections, United States presidents, Political parades & rallies, Torches (Lighting devices), Campaign torches, Lanterns (Lighting devices)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Torch (Lighting device)
  • Object ID: 69.145.7
  • Image ID: THF59567
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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