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    James Madison Cotton Bandana From 1815

    James Madison cotton bandanna from 1815. Listed in "Threads of History" as #47 and measuring 26" x 20," this rare textile has portraits of Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison. Entitled "A Geographical View of all the Post Roads in the United States of America..." The center portion has a chart computing distances between post offices. The outer border contains the presidential portraits, as well as four ships, eagles with patriotic shields, the U.S. Seal, and a U.S. half-dollar dated 1815. Hand-colored at the top portion in red and blue and in excellent condition, with only some very minor scattered foxing. This textile was produced during the presidency of James Madison and is a great rarity. We can locate only one previous offering in the last thirty years.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    7th Friday
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