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    Benjamin Harrison: Impressive Same ol' Coon Etched Presentation Goblet. Unique 6 1/4" goblet with acid-etched wording and designs throughout. One side says: "Jno. Mertz Sr. Harrison & Morton". The other side shows a racoon perched on a fence, thumbing his nose at the moon with the date of the general election ("Nov. 6th 1888") etched below. The other design elements include sprigs of flowers and grass. The thumbing-his-nose coon symbol was first used in the election of 1844. We have seen it on flint glass tumblers from that election. The coon was associated with the Whig Party and its successor, the Republican Party. When Benjamin Harrison ran for president in 1888, much was made of the fact that his grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the first Whig elected President. In both elections, the incumbent Democratic President was defeated, and the coon could justifiably thumb his nose at the losers. Great condition and, without question, the finest piece of post-Civil War political glassware. It is in great condition.

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