The museum collections house many items from the Civil War, including photographs, uniforms and personal diaries
“The Union Forever” Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
“ ‘The Union Forever’ was printed for Abraham Lincoln’s second presidential campaign in 1864,” says textiles curator Susan Brown. “For the election, which took place in the middle of the Civil War, the Republican Party changed its name to the National Union Party. Lincoln won by a landslide, as the 11 states that seceded did not vote. He was assassinated just a few months later.”
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