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Autograph poem signed by American poet Samuel Smith, dated 2 January 1895. Here, Smith hand-writes the first stanza of his famous patriotic poem-turned-song, ''My Country, 'Tis of Thee'' which he originally entitled ''America.'' Reads in full: ''America / My country 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my father died, Land of the Pilgrim's pride, From every mountain side, let freedom ring.'' Signed ''S.F. Smith / Written in 1832 / January 2nd 1895''. Dated the same year he died. Poem measures 5'' x 8'' on 1pp. Toning, more so on the right hand side, with a chip to the upper right corner and a small hole to the upper left corner. Small separation at fold has been archivally repaired. Very good condition.
Samuel Smith Autograph Poem Signed of ''America'' -- ''My Country, 'Tis of Thee''
Samuel Smith Autograph Poem Signed of ''America'' -- ''My Country, 'Tis of Thee''
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,420
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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