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    Martin Van Buren: Anti-Harrison [Tippecanoe] Folk Art Banner. 67" x 44" linen banner with green stenciled border consisting of meandering flowers. There are two essential design elements, both political cartoons or commentaries. On the left, we see a sailboat whose captain wears a top hat (oversized and out of proportion), alongside five crew members. He declares: "This way my boys, Old Tip's Canoe is awlways [sic] rightside Up!" He appears to have spoken too soon, as the cartoon on the right shows the sinking ship with the caption "Oh! whare [sic] shall We fly for Protection!" Light damp stains, soiling, small holes & tears, loss at top right corner, but essentially intact. Found at the Swallow House in West Windsor, Vermont. Folk art banners from this period are true museum pieces. This is the only pro-Van Buren example we know of.

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