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    Tilden & Hendricks: Extremely Rare 1876 Jugate Political Bandana. 1876 was the year of America's Centennial, and this theme is found on many campaign items of that year. Like its Hayes & Wheeler counterpart, this bandana pictures the candidates along with the Father of our Country, and proclaims them the "Centennial Democratic Candidates for 1876." Perhaps because of the Centennial connection, items from this election have always been highly prized by collectors. This bandana is a particularly rare example. While it is listed by Collins in Threads of History (page 213, no. 455), the one pictured in that volume is part of the Smithsonian's collection, and it is our impression that at most four or five other examples may be known in the hobby. It measures 24" x 28" and is made of light cotton. At some point in time, the edges were folded over onto a board and the item placed in a frame. The are some splits in the fabric, concentrated along the central horizontal & vertical folds. There are two splits along the vertical fold, one of which extends into the bottom of the Washington portrait. There is a split which runs across Tilden's forehead, starting from the vertical fold and extending into the border, as well as a similar split on the Hendricks portrait, in the same general location. There are also a few splits along the right border as well as along the bottom border. These splits will become much less apparent, if not totally hidden, when the item is framed. We note a couple of very small holes. The colors are strong and there is none of the typical fading or aging seen on other examples.

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    September, 2021
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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