Fremont and Cochrane: Grand Banner of the Radical Democracy for 1864
Fremont and Cochrane: Grand Banner of the Radical Democracy for 1864

Fremont and Cochrane: Grand Banner of the Radical Democracy for 1864

Price: $1,000.00
Print promoting John Fremont for president and John Cochrane for vice president, 1864.
Catalog No: 18676
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 13.5 x 18 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF
Print promoting John Fremont for president and John Cochrane for vice president, 1864. Currier & Ives, New York. Hand-tinted lithograph. Titled, GRAND BANNER OF THE RADICAL DEMOCRACY FOR 1864. Center, portrait of Fremont in uniform enclosed by olive wreath and the legend, GENl. JOHN C. FREMONT./ FOR PRESIDENT, beside portrait of Cochrane enclosed by olive wreath and the legend, GENl. JOHN COCHRANE,/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT. American flags left and right. Above, a bald eagle perched on Union shield over two semicircles of stars, radiating lines and clouds. Below, chains of leaves and fruit. The whole made to resemble a parade banner.

Republicans dissatisfied with Lincoln and doubtful of his reelection chances briefly mounted a campaign behind their 1856 nominee, whom many saw as better qualified to guide the war effort and truer to the party's founding principles. These "Radicals" met in Baltimore on May 31 and declared for Fremont and Cochrane, hoping that Lincoln would simply retire from the field. This did not occur, and following major late summer Union advances in the South, a deal was brokered in which Lincoln removed Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office, and Fremont agreed to quit the race.

Material from Fremont's short-lived 1864 campaign is far less common than 1856 material, and this print is arguably the best display item for the ticket. A pristine example with bright colors and full margins.

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