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    Outstanding Large, Colorful Civil War Patriotic and Advertising Broadside This May 1, 1861 Philadelphia dry goods poster joins the patriotic fervor sweeping the North at that time, while still "taking care of business." The Civil War had broken out less than three weeks earlier, and some degree of panic had broken out in some Northern cities, especially those within possible military striking distance of the Confederates, such as Philadelphia. Wallace & Co. declares that it offers bargains on goods "purchased in Philadelphia for Cash at Panic Prices!" Rather intriguingly the officer pictured at the top bears an uncanny resemblance to Mexican War-era images of Zachary Taylor, who was a staunch defender of the Union. One wonders if his image isn't being deliberately used to inspire the troops! A rare and exceptional poster in excellent condition. 21" x 28". Nicely custom framed.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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