Just like the textiles from the 1880 presidential campaign, these four from the 1884 campaign show that their makers returned to similar styles and designs, regardless of the differences between the candidates. In the 1884 election, Republican ticket James G. Blaine (1830-1893) and John A. Logan (1826-1886) lost to Democratic ticket Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885). The flag-style banners fit into what has been called a "militarized style of campaigning" following the Civil War. Marching ranks of supporters and bands helped voters show their partisanship. Even this late into the 1880s, Cleveland, who was the sitting Governor of New York, did not campaign actively.