Ribbon promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844. Sullivan-Fischer HC-8. Printed silk. Center, portrait of Clay within oval frame, flanked by flags and militaria, legend above, HENRY CLAY./ PRIDE OF AMERICA. Above, an eagle perched on a crag with streamer in beak inscribed, HIS COUNTRY'S FRIEND IN THE HOUR OF DANGER. Below, figure of seated Liberty at seashore with ship on the water, enclosed by the legend, PROTECTOR OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY.
Quintessential ribbon from the Kentucky senator's final campaign for the presidency.