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Token supporting William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign (front)

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center

The back of this token has an image of a log cabin, corresponding to Harrison’s "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign. This campaign theme was meant to provoke the image of Harrison as a common, frontier man, a far cry from Harrison's wealthy upbringing. He defeated Van Buren and won the presidency, but died after a month in office.

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  • Title: Token supporting William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign (front)
  • Date Created: 1840
  • Type: Artifact, Artifact
  • Original Source: The Elaine B. and Carl Krasik Collection of Pennsylvania and Presidential Political Memorabilia, MSS 1068, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: 2015.22.85, 2015.22.85

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