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    William Henry Harrison: A Bold, Colorful 1840 Silk Campaign Flag. One of the premier designs in the genre of political campaign flags, it depicts Harrison greeting a disabled soldier and offering him hard cider. The colors on flags of this nature almost always fade, some to a considerable extent. The colors here are among the brightest of any 1840 flag we have ever seen. However, there has been unfortunate deterioration of the silk in the central portion as shown. The areas of loss are confined to the darker brown color, representing the shaded side of the cabin and fence. Clearly something in that particular paint color reacted adversely with the silk. The effect could be greatly mitigated simply by mounting the flag against a compatible background color, but by far the most effective restoration approach would be to paint the background to replicate the missing areas before mounting the flag. This decision we leave to a future owner, as the flag is very displayable in its present state. It measures 24.25" x 28.5"

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