Ribbon promoting Benjamin Harrison for president, 1888. Printed silk. Minor fraying at upper edge.
Portrait of Harrison and representation of a log cabin occupied by his grandfather, President William Henry Harrison, with the date of the elder Harrison's nomination by the Whig Convention, below (on the door to the cabin it says, TO LET 1841). Scroll beneath Harrison's portrait bears the legend, HARRISON & REFORM. The whole surmounted by displayed eagle and fasces. Scroll in eagle's beak bears the legend, UNION FOR THE SAKE OF THE UNION.
The same design was used for an 1840 ribbon, with the elder Harrison pictured. Benjamin Harrison's 1888 campaign deliberately evoked a romanticized image of his presidential lineage, utilizing much of the same symbolism.