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    Classic Lincoln & Hamlin Wide Awakes 1860 Campaign Ribbon, white silk, 2.5" x 7". A dominant bust of Lincoln is accompanied by type reading "Wide Awakes. Republican Candidates, For President, Abraham Lincoln. For Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin." Light soiling, moderate wear, and small splits. Overall very good condition. This ribbon has been rebacked to stabilize its condition. One of the most enduring images of the 1860 presidential campaign is that of Wide Awakes conducting torchlit parades through the streets of New York City. The Wide Awakes were marginally paramilitary in their support of Lincoln, donning uniforms and marching in formation. Surely their martial zeal would have been disquieting to the Southern observer of 1860. The "Wide Awake" association makes this ribbon much more desirable than a "garden variety" Lincoln & Hamlin ribbon.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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