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    Early Philadelphia Patriotic Textile. 24" x 20" cotton bandana, printed in red, unlisted in Threads, titled "The Upper Ferry Bridge." The bridge, situated near Morris Street in Philadelphia and spanning the Schuylkill River was, according to the caption, longer "by 98 feet than that of any other Bridge known..." An eagle at top holds a riband that declares "American Independence". The corners are populated by a steamboat, agricultural products, Britannia and a Native American sitting on a tobacco cask smoking a pipe. Likely printed in England or Scotland to promote trans-Atlantic trade. Damp stain in upper right quadrant, sewn to a fabric-covered backing board. Vivid colors, light aging, ready to frame. Circa 1838.

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    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
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