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Abraham Lincoln, Wide Awakes 1860 Campaign Ribbon Featuring Portrait of a Beardless Lincoln

Silk ribbon from the 1860 campaign, featuring a large portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln after a sketch copied from Mathew Brady's Cooper Union photograph, and the following text, printed in black on red ground: Marshall Wide-Awakes/ Lincoln & Hamlin, Blair and Birney!/ Victory!! 2.375 x 6.25 in. Not listed in Sullivan/Fischer, although the design is similar to AL-29, the Middlefield Wide Awakes ribbon. A fine ribbon. 

Condition:With some fraying along top and bottom edge of ribbon. Few small separations in silk, with most noticeable separation above the "BIR" in "BIRNEY." Few very light areas of discoloration. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,763
11/15/2013

 

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