Poster promoting John P. Hale for president, 1852. Lithograph. Kellogg & Comstock, Hartford. Portrait of Hale "from a daguerreotype by Paige & Beach, Washington, DC." Evenly toned with light moisture stains and wear at corners and along edges, with minor loss at bottom left corner.
Very scarce and desirable campaign poster for the New Hampshire senator who co-founded the anti-slavery Free Soil Party and was its second presidential nominee in 1852, the party later disbanding and Hale becoming a Republican. Previous owner, from whose estate we have it, acquired this piece from noted Americana dealer Rex Stark for $700.