The candidate, himself a wealthy man, convinced the country that his opponent was a snob who could never understand real Americans. As proof the candidate said his opponent didn’t like hard cider.
It was the election of 1840, and William Henry Harrison was running his
“Log Cabin & Hard Cider” campaign against incumbent Martin Van Buren. As you might imagine, Harrison’s campaign created a plethora of log house- and hard cider-related art.
A favorite among them is this not-so-subtle mechanical card
His campaign worked and Harrison became our 9th president.