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    Andrew Johnson: Fantastic End-of-War Bandanna. After Lincoln's assassination, a shocked and battle-weary public could still celebrate the end of the Civil War. This 27" x 26" cotton bandanna was issued in conjunction with this celebration. The central medallion shows "Andrew Johnson, President" above a vignette of the "Battle of Richmond" (actually a misnomer, as Richmond was evacuated). The corners have portraits of Generals Meade, Sheridan, Sherman and Grant. Streamers intertwined with olive branches are inscribed with the names of famous battles won by Union forces. The bottom streamers summarize the struggle: "American Victory. Liberty. Union. Emancipation." Considering its age, the bandanna is in excellent condition. There is light, overall aging and some scattered ink spots. It is entirely intact, with no tears, loss or repairs. It is one of the top two Johnson items in existence (the other being the folk art banner formerly in the Kenton Broyles Collection). It has been beautifully, archivally framed... floating, shadow-box style, against a linen ground. A real showpiece!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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