The 1880 presidential election saw Ohioan James A. Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, defeat Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English. Arthur would become president in 1881, following the assassination of Garfield. Garfield & Arthur campaign ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
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"Winfield Scott Hancock - The Bird to Bet On!" This unusual 1880 rebus cartoon - a “hand” holding a rooster (“cock”) - supports the Democratic presidential candidate, former Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock, against Ohioan James A. Garfield. Unfortunately for The Bird, Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, were victorious in the election.
"Stephen Douglas: The Man of Never-Failing Energy, and Inflexible Principles." Stephen Douglas, the 1860 Democratic nominee for president, lost to the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in the 1858 Illinois senate race, during which the famous Lincoln–Douglas Debates took place. (Ribbon from Heritage Auctions, ha.com)
Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat.