"Mohawk Wide Awakes and Band, Parade in Honor of the Republican Victories, November, 1860"
This photograph shows a "Wide Awakes" marching band in Mohawk, New York, holding a banner supporting Abe Lincoln for President and S. N. Sherman for Congress. The Wide Awakes were a radical wing of the Republican Party with a very strong anti-slavery platform. They were active early supporters of Abraham Lincoln and famous for organizing impressive night parades, carrying lanterns, and wearing the distinctive clothing shown in this photograph.
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- Musicians & Singers
- Lincoln, Memorabilia
- Abolition Movement
- Lincoln, Campaigns & Elections
- Campaigns, Political
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