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    Very Rare and Significant 1872 Grant & Wilson Pennant / Banner. Herbert Collins' definitive work Threads of History lists only five Grant textiles from this election (one of those being a similar variety to the present example, clearly by the same manufacturer, which resides in the Smithsonian Collection). In general, campaign relics from Grant's re-election campaign are much rarer than those of 1868, perhaps because his victory was such a foregone conclusion that there seemed little need for such frivolities. This large, 30" x 10.75" banner is in excellent condition, and has been expensively double-matted and archivally framed. Minor age browning along the edges, and one trivial small stain below "Wilson" do not detract in any way, and, in fact, serve to add "period" character.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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