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    Daniel Webster: 1852 Daguerreotype Badge. 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" daguerreotype of Daniel Webster housed under glass within a pebbled gilt brass preserver/liner. Holed at top for suspension. Likely copied from an engraving based on a from-life portrait. Exceptional condition and hard to find so. Webster was an official candidate in 1836, but sought the nomination in 1840, 1848 and 1852, the year of his death. Some die-hard Boston supporters even cast ballots for him in 1852 when he had transitioned from the "quick" to the "dead"! Since this piece is holed at top for suspension, it may have been worn by a supporter in 1852. We just sold an example which was attached to a "Welcome" ribbon. Matching pieces were also made for candidates Pierce and Scott. As a matter of fact, we are selling the unique Scott dag in this sale.

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    September, 2015
    26th Saturday
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