DescriptionHenry Clay: "Whig Prize Banner" Poster. Published in 1844 by William Curlett & John Gade of Baltimore, it was printed by Edward Weber and is titled "Grand National Whig Prize Banner Badge." The whereabouts of the actual banner, painted by Curlett and made by Gade, is unknown. It was apparently displayed at the Baltimore convention that nominated Clay for the presidency. It proved so popular that it was used on lapel ribbons, sheet music, etc. This print was intended as a prize or souvenir to "the Whigs of such State as shall have the proportionally largest number of Delegates in attendance." Housed in a wooden frame with a floral gold accent and three mats, one an attractive pale blue-gray, another a gold color, and the third, a soft darker gray. The overall size is 17" x 23.5" with a sight size of 10" x 16.375". Dampstains are present at the top and bottom of the lithograph. Overall, this poster is in good condition with a lovely design, perfect for display.
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