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    Huge Hand-painted William Howard Taft Banner This canvas banner was probably executed by a sign or scenery painter of the day, possibly for a Taft headquarters or rally. It should not be confused with a smaller banner with a similar look, which, along with its Bryan mate, was commercially produced. Signed in lower right hand corner, "Abbott with Seattle Decorating." Inasmuch as Taft made a highly publicized visit to that city for the Alaska-Yukon Exposition in 1909, this banner could also be from that occasion. Some moderate fading in field (easily restored), portrait excellent. 50" x 78".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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