William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal, 1840

Peter L. Krider & Co. (Firm)1840

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

William Henry Harrison gained national fame in 1811 when he defeated a band of Native Americans at Tippecanoe near present-day Lafayette, Indiana. Though Harrison retired from the army in 1814, most Americans remembered his military service. When he ran for president in 1840, campaign slogans, songs and materials, such as this coin, constantly referred to Harrison as Tippecanoe.


  • Title: William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal, 1840
  • Creator: Peter L. Krider & Co. (Firm)
  • Date: 1840
  • Date Created: 1840
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Subject Keywords: Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841, Whig Party (U.S.), Political campaigns, Presidential campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Medallions (Medals)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Medallion (Medal)
  • Object ID: 72.31.167
  • Image ID: THF157419
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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