New York: Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, . Handcolored lithograph, 9-1/2" x 13". Presidential campaign banner featuring bust portraits of candidates Franklin Pierce and William R. King in ovals with laurel wreaths beneath an eagle perched on a globe labeled 'America' and above the phrase at bottom, 'The Democrats Choice for President & Vice President from 1853 to 1857,' within a coiled ribbon. Upper portion of the banner surrounded by a heavy red curtain with yellow tassels. Above the eagle are stars, and on either side blue buntings. In an attractive wood frame [light chipping]. Very Good.
Currier used a similar format and phrasing in his 1844 banner for Democrats Polk and Dallas [Reilly 1844-13]; and his 1848 banner for Cass and Butler [Reilly 1848-6].
Not in Reilly. Library of Congress Control Number 2001702114. OCLC 794161147 [1- LC], 950901127 [1- AAS] as of June 2017. Item #33929