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    Horatio Seymour: Rare Greenback Portrait Flag. Seymour, the "Reluctant Candidate", appears on this rare 12" x 18" campaign flag from 1868. The unusual design shows him in place of Salmon Chase on a greenback, spread diagonally across the stripes. His portrait is surrounded by the words "Horatio Seymour for President". The bill has various campaign slogans. The central one advocates payment of the bonds issued to finance the Civil War in greenbacks, rather than gold, as advocated by the Republicans. It demands "Equal Taxation One Currency [for] The Laborer, and the Office Holder, The Producer and the Bondholder." There are 37 stars arranged in an striking pattern.

    Condition: 1" x 2.5" missing section along the left side, affecting three of the stars and two of the stripes. 1.25" vertical tear at top center, mostly affecting the excess blank stripe. Light toning with light damp stains and discoloration. Strong colors. Good overall.


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