'Keep The Ball Rolling'
As a publicity stunt in the 1888 presidential campaign, supporters of Benjamin Harrison rolled a huge ball covered with campaign slogans halfway across the country.
Inscribed on the ball was:

"Old Allegany in 1840 started the ball for Harrison; In ’88 as they did then, We roll it on for Gallant Ben. Roll along, Roll away, Keep the ball in motion; The spirit of our men is up from Rocky Hills to Ocean."

The ball was a replica of one built for Harrison’s grandfather, William Henry Harrison, for his 1840 presidential campaign. The gimmick gave rise to the phrase, “Keep the ball rolling.” (Library of Congress Blog)

'Keep The Ball Rolling'

As a publicity stunt in the 1888 presidential campaign, supporters of Benjamin Harrison rolled a huge ball covered with campaign slogans halfway across the country.

Inscribed on the ball was:

"Old Allegany in 1840 started the ball for Harrison; In ’88 as they did then, We roll it on for Gallant Ben. Roll along, Roll away, Keep the ball in motion; The spirit of our men is up from Rocky Hills to Ocean."

The ball was a replica of one built for Harrison’s grandfather, William Henry Harrison, for his 1840 presidential campaign. The gimmick gave rise to the phrase, “Keep the ball rolling.” (Library of Congress Blog)

  1. l-i-v-e--h-a-r-d reblogged this from s-h-i-tz
  2. s-h-i-tz reblogged this from lookhigh
  3. ostendcircular reblogged this from lookhigh
  4. emir-dynamite reblogged this from retrocampaigns
  5. perfectinglips reblogged this from lookhigh
  6. meetmeinthewillowtree reblogged this from lookhigh
  7. ruosun reblogged this from archilista
  8. mimamidicequesoysensualu-u reblogged this from lookhigh
  9. mud-brown-eyed-girl reblogged this from retrocampaigns and added:
    If something like this happened right now, I would actually pay attention to the campaign this year.
  10. patronsaintofqualityfootwear reblogged this from lookhigh
  11. archilista reblogged this from jimmytancredi
  12. jimmytancredi reblogged this from lookhigh
  13. bittersweetaubade reblogged this from lookhigh
  14. retrocampaigns reblogged this from lookhigh
  15. lookhigh posted this