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Lot #145
DepartmentPolitical Campaign Miscellany
Sold For$375.00(hammer price)
 $450.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedMay 2, 2019


Silk campaign ribbon in a flag design with 30 white stars on a light blue canton and Harrison and Morton" in dark blue. Intentional decorative fraying along three sides; fourth side is stitched.
Souvenir program contains three engravings and is accompanied by its original envelope. Printed by Bailey Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia, with their embossed mark on lower right of front cover. Front cover with gilt embossed lettering "Souvenir Inaugural Ball March 4th 1889". Back cover with a gilt embossed eagle grasping a polychrome American flag on pole. Interior engravings include portraits of Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton as well as a patriotic scene of Liberty crowning a farmer seated at the foot of an eagle while gazing out upon the Capitol. Harrison's and Morton's portraits with their facsimile signatures. Scenic engraving protected by a pink tissue guard. Program bound with a satin ribbon. Envelope's red seal with gilt embossed Presidential seal. Ribbon approx. 4.5" x 2.5". Program 9.5" x 7.5".



Both generally well preserved. Ribbon with some minor soiling and wear.
Program covers with minor discoloration and soiling, concentrated around ribbon. Slight scuff on back cover. Tissue guard is creased and has faint offsetting of the engraving. Some offsetting of portrait engravings on verso pages. Envelope is toned, soiled, chipped and cracked; flap is off but present.

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