DescriptionWilliam Henry Harrison: Beautiful Silk Portrait Bandanna. Unlisted by Collins, and we can recall seeing only one other example. Harrison's military portrait is in the center with his name and eagle above and patriotic motifs to either side. The vivid blue field is surrounded by an unusual border picturing seashells. Basically in very nice display condition, although we must note some minor imperfections. There are several small holes, in the aggregate well under a square inch in area, only one of which, on Harrison's collar, affects the portrait. Very slight edge roughness along top and bottom edges, with two minor tears in the top border. Several very minor light areas in the blue field. Measures 26.5" x 23.5". These early political textiles are the real aristocrats among political or presidential collectibles. With the exception of one bandanna variety showing Harrison on horseback which appears for sale from time to time, there are probably on average only several examples known for each of the other Harrison bandanna designs. Their rarity and evocative designs and colors make them true museum pieces. This lot requires 3rd party shipping.
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