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    Great 1888 Benjamin Harrison Top Hat Torch Harrison's trademark beaver hat was nearly as ubiquitous a symbol on his campaign items as was the log cabin on his grandfather's 1840 ones. The hat was reminiscent of one William Henry Harrison was known to wear, hence the ditty "Grandfather's hat fits Ben. He wears it with dignified grace. So rally round, we'll put Uncle Ben right back in his Grandfather's place." Listed by Collins (Figure 79), but the example he pictures from the Smithsonian Institution's Ralph Becke collection is incomplete. The present example is in great shape on original pole. The torch assembly itself is 6" x 8.5".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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