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    Abraham Lincoln: circa 1865 Folk Art Parade Banner. 35" x 54" glazed cotton banner with hand-painted designs on both sides and applied fringe (2.5") around the perimeter. The front side features a bust of Lincoln and the slogan "The Preserver of his Country." The bust is full color and the lettering is gold with red, blue and gray shadowing. The back of the banner is inscribed "Malice Towards None, Charity to All." Damp stains, as shown, concentrated along the sides. Oblong wooden bars are attached at top and bottom with a circular hole in the middle of each one. The top bar has two metal eyelets and a cord, all of this indicating the banner was attached to a pole and carried in a parade. The artifact is structurally sound and displays well. Based on the slogans used, we believe it was issued at the close of the Civil War, perhaps on July 4, 1865. It is not dated or signed, but definitely of the period and may even have been created to celebrate the fall of Richmond on April 9th. A great piece of Lincolniana!

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