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    Abraham Lincoln: Awesome 1860 Campaign Parade Banner. It doesn't get much better than this. We are thrilled to offer this Lincoln banner that has descended in the same family since the time of its making in 1860. Like all parade banners of the period, it is hand-painted and sewn by partisan women who, though prevented from voting, still wished to make their contribution to the election of their candidate; in this case, Abraham Lincoln. It measures 46.5" x 40" and is made of cotton, with a central horizontal seam, and an applied red border. Though lacking portraits and other design elements, its content is fabulous. The text, in full, reads: "Providence Republican Club. For President. Abraham Lincoln. For Vice President Hannibal Hamlin. Free Thought! Free Speech Free Homes Free Men Presented by a number of the Ladies of Providence. 'We've scanned the actions of their daily lives with All the industrious malice of a foe and nothing meets Our Eyes but deeds of honor.' Our Whole Country Liberty & Union". There are some damp stains, primarily in the central section, light overall soiling and around two dozen small holes, barely affecting five letters of the inscription. It is a decent size, but not too large to be a challenge for display. We are also selling a slogan flag that accompanied this piece (sold separately from this lot). This merits a place of honor in any collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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