1884

Campaign Textile for Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks (2001.067.7)

Campaign Textile for Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885), 1884

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.7

Photograph by David Bohl

Campaign Textile for Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks (2001.067.5)

Campaign Textile for Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks, 1884

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.5

Photograph by David Bohl

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) Figural Whiskey Bottle (78.35.2)

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) Whiskey Bottle, ca. 1884

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Dr. Sanford Moses, 78.35.2

Photograph by David Bohl

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.

Campaign Textile for James Blaine and John Logan (2001.067.8)

Campaign Textile for James G. Blaine (1830-1893) and John A. Logan (1826-1886), 1884

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.8

Photograph by David Bohl

Campaign Textile for James Blaine and John Logan (2001.067.6)

Campaign Textile for James G. Blaine (1830-1893) and John A. Logan (1826-1886), 1884

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.6

Photograph by David Bohl

James G. Blaine (1830-1893) (82.33.2)

James G. Blaine (1830-1893), ca. 1880

Hardy

Boston, Massachusetts

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 82.33.2

1884