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    William Henry Harrison: Rare 1840 Campaign Brush. One of the few early 3-D presidential items which can be assuredly identified as a campaign issue, since a matching version for Harrison's Democratic opponent Martin Van Buren was also produced. These are found in two sizes, this being the larger, 13.5" in length. These are often referred to as hairbrushes, and indeed the smaller size may have been used for that purpose. But this larger version was probably a more utilitarian nature, and the period brass hanging loop suggests it may have been hung for easy access and use, perhaps in the kitchen. Overall condition is very nice, as the photo shows. There's some chipping of the paint, mostly on the floral decoration at the top. But fortunately, Harrison's portrait itself is virtually perfect, and the even, honest wear creates a pleasing rich patina of use.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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