Martin Van Buren, No Bank Monopoly Presidential Campaign Ribbon
Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862), President of the United States (1837-1841). 2 x 7 in. silk ribbon. N. Dearborn, Boston, 1840.
A presidential campaign ribbon with the bust of the first president born as an American citizen, voicing his opposition to the National bank like his predecessor Andrew Jackson. President Jackson and Van Buren vehemently rattled against the bank claiming it worked against many Americans. Jackson said to Van Buren, "The Bank is trying to kill me, Sir, but I will kill it!" Jackson managed to kill the bank by vetoing its charter. However, its discontinuance caused a major financial crisis that gripped Van Buren's presidency and contributed to his loss for reelection in 1840.
Fraying on the top and bottom margins; some pen markings from a previous owner "Henry Jenkins(?)"