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    Abraham Lincoln: Highly Unusual and Significant Bandana Picturing the President with His Generals. Unlisted in Threads of History, this sepia and blue bandanna has five CDV-sized portraits featuring Lincoln as the central figure. McClellan appears in the upper right, Halleck, lower right, Siegel, lower left and Frémont upper left on a field of blue. Three of the statesmen pictured were presidential contenders. A wide sepia colored geometric border frames the images. Made of cotton and dating to 1864, this unusual piece has several wear spots in the border and one torn strip affecting the picture of McClellan that shows sign of a very old repair. Lincoln portrait bandanas are exceedingly rare and when they find their way to auction often have brought as much as $20,000 in some cases. Unusual in it's presentation this is the first we have seen this example of a Lincoln portrait bandana. Especially desirable as it pictures three one-time presidential candidates: Lincoln, McClellan, and Frémont. Size: 22" x 20".

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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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