November 14, 2013 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


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Lincoln / Hamlin Wide Awake Portrait Campaign Flag

Red, white, and blue printed, cotton flag banner, 11 x 17 in., featuring blue and white abstract likeness of Lincoln, with legend: Lincoln & Hamlin in blue; Wide Awake over portrait. With 13 stars in white against blue field. Field of flag is printed on right side instead of usual upper left. Portrait is based on lithograph by W.H. Reese with modified hair style. (See Collins, Threads of History, 1979: fig. 301.)

 

Provenance: From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan

Condition: With some soiling throughout flag, especially along right and left sides; with some black smudges as well, mostly concentrated in top left corner; with small vertical tear along top right edge of flag. 

Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$44,650
11/15/2013
 

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