Medalet promoting Horatio Seymour for president, 1868. White metal. DeWitt HS 1868-8. Holed for suspension. OBV: Bust of Seymour to right, inscription to left, HORATIO, to right, SEYMOUR. Signed W.H. Key at truncation. REV: Inscription, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE/ FOR/ PRESIDENT/ OF THE/ UNITED STATES; an olive branch on a parchment scroll, with star to left and right.
Choice example of this standard campaign issue for the Democratic Party candidate in the first election after the Civil War, defeated by former Union general Ulysses Grant.