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    William Henry Harrison: Classic 1840 "Hero of Tippecanoe" Silk Campaign Flag. In many ways Harrison waged the first modern political campaign, to great success. He not only reinvented himself as a man of the people of modest background, but he was the first candidate to make widespread use of campaign music, rallies, and political novelties- from tokens and ribbons with his portrait to flags like this one. The present example is certainly one of the better condition copies we have encountered. Silk was soon abandoned in favor of more durable cotton material for these campaign flags for a good reason: it is extremely delicate and vulnerable to dry rot, leaving the vast majority of surviving examples suffering from deterioration which is often extensive. The flag offered here has only several tiny holes and separations, probably less than one square inch in the aggregate, with none of them affecting design elements. We have never seen one of these Harrison flags which was not faded, but this one is well above average. The central military portrait, often found especially weak, is quite clear. All in all, it would be difficult to obtain an example in better overall condition. The flag is 25.5" x 27" and elegantly custom-framed to an overall 32" x 34". This lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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