Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 288

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(PRESIDENTS--1844 CAMPAIGN.) Protection to American Industry: Candidates for President and Vice-President. Lithograph, 14 x 10 inches, with a bit of hand-coloring; tightly trimmed to margins, moderate soiling, horizontal fold. [New York]: Kelloggs & Thayer, [1844]

Additional Details

This campaign print by Kellogg was probably inspired by the similar "Grand National Banners" which Currier issued for both parties every four years. It features jugate portraits of the Whig ticket of Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen, which went on to lose the election to the comparatively unknown James Polk. At top is an eagle above six crossed flags (the cantons lightly tinted blue), while below are a farm couple sitting atop a literal cornucopia of trade goods, all surrounded by a theater curtain with highlights in red and yellow. The print was published and distributed jointly by Kelloggs & Thayer in New York; E.B. & E.C. Kellogg in Hartford, CT; and Dwight Needham in Buffalo, NY. We find no others listed in OCLC, and only one other listed at auction: a fully colored example which brought $15,000 at another house two years ago.