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In 1856 this cotton and wool flag was used by Walter Whitehead in a rally at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for Republican presidential nominee John C. Fremont. The oversized 33rd star and the words, "Admit Me Free" in the canton of the flag are in support of Kansas admittance as a free state. It was also used in the 1860 presidential campaign for Abraham Lincoln and other political campaigns.
Item Number: 209863
KSHS Identifier: 1925.18.1
Collections - Museum
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 4: Kansas Territory: The Saga of Bleeding Kansas
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Elections
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Ceremonial Artifact - Flag
People - Notable People - Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890
People - Notable People - Lincoln, Abraham
Places - Other States - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts