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Thomas Jefferson Inaugural Banner

November 14, 2011

Photo: Hugh Talman, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

This banner, made at the time of Thomas Jefferson's 1801 inauguration,
was used by jubilant Democratic-Republicans  to celebrate Jefferson's election and the defeat of John Adams and the Federalist Party. This hand-painted banner proclaims: "T. Jefferson President of the United States of America/John Adams is no more."

 

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