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    Cleveland & Thurman: Superb and Unique Set of Three Easel-Backed Small Display Plaques for the 1888 Democratic Candidates. Clearly by the same manufacturer, and quite possibly samples, since we cannot recall ever seeing another example of any of these! Each is in the form of an ornate brass easel, holding a glass insert. The two portraits are photographic decals, affixed to the reverse of the glass, which has contoured edges to create a form one might also find in a brooch. The larger one is hand painted reverse-on-glass, and depicts Thurman's trademark bandanna with the legend "18 Thurman 88". All three are in beautiful condition, with one paint flake on the bandanna. The smaller portrait pair are 3" tall, the larger 5.25". A really wonderful group of 1888 display items! From the U. I. "Chick" and Cecilia Harris Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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