Henry Clay: Rare Democratic Clay Clubs New York Convention portrait ribbon
Henry Clay: Rare Democratic Clay Clubs New York Convention portrait ribbon

Henry Clay: Rare Democratic Clay Clubs New York Convention portrait ribbon

Price: $425.00
Ribbon promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844.
Catalog No: 18847
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 7.75 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF
Ribbon promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844. Printed silk. Sullivan-Fischer HC-55. Depicts Clay delivering an oration standing on a rock between a sailor and factory worker. Above, 2ND Ward., inscription, "FAITHFUL TO THE FAITHFUL." and verse, "How sweet are the labors that Freemen endure, etc." Below, inscription, "A Protective Tariff." and legend, GRAND/ Mass Convention of the Democratic/ CLAY CLUBS,/ New-York, Oct. 30, 1844. Choice, near mint condition.

Henry Clay enjoyed the support not only of Whigs, but many Democrats, as demonstrated by this rare ribbon worn by a New York voter at a convention of Democratic Clay Clubs in that city on the eve of the election. With this broad base of support, Clay was favored to win but narrowly lost to the Democrat James Polk.

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