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    George McClellan: Colorful, Rare Paper Parade Lantern. 4-sided paper lantern, measuring 8.5" x 8.5" x 8.5". The four sides are printed in orange and blue and read: "For President G. B. McClellan/ For Vice-President Geo. H. Pendleton/ "Union! And The Constitution!"/ [uninscribed shield]. The cardboard bottom is stamped: "Patent Applied For Sep. K. & B. New York." The panels have been backed with rice paper by a very competent restorer and the piece reconstructed using the original cardboard top & bottom and wire bail handle. The sides are stiff enough for the piece to stand on its own without folding and unfolding. Ideal for display. A rare survivor, superior to the standard accordion-style Japanese lanterns. There were two examples of similar McClellan's in the Chick Harris Collection (pictorial and non-pictorial). This one makes three, all different. We've never seen a Lincoln.

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    August, 2018
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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