Samuel J. Tilden ran against Rutherford B. Hayes in the 1876 United States presidential election which was one of the most disputed and intense presidential elections in American history.It is a cardboard photo enclosed in a stamped brass shell. It is about 1 1/4" high and about 5/8" wide and printed above his photogaraph is Samuel J. Tilden. The back of the photo you can see an indentation w t probably was a stick-pin. The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.