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Scarce campaign broadside for John Bell and Edward Everett, the candidates for the Constitutional Union party in the 1860 Presidential campaign. Lithograph is the scarcest of 19th century Currier and Ives broadsides, hand-colored by the storied print makers, and with full margins not usually found on this broadside. Strong unionists who believed that slavery was protected by the U.S. Constitution, the candidacy of Bell and Everett split the southern vote, effectively giving the election to Abraham Lincoln. Their campaign banner reads at top, ''Liberty and Union Now and Forever One and Inseparable / No North, No South, No East, No West, Nothing But the Union''. With Currier and Ives copyright in 1860 at bottom, which also reads, ''Grand National Union Banner for 1860 / The Candidates and Their Platform''. The candidates' names of John Bell, of Tennessee and Edward Everett of Massachusetts are also featured in the banner. Broadside is hand-colored by Currier and Ives, with unfaded rich, dark colors. Lithograph measures 13.5'' x 18'', with original borders. Expert restoration including rice paper backing, though no restoration to the coloring except to a small spot of scuffing just below the tassels between the red velvet curtains. Some foxing to margins. Overall in very good to near fine condition.
The Scarcest of 19th Century Campaign Banners Hand-Colored by Currier and Ives -- The John Bell and Edward Everett Jugate Banner Broadside for the 1860 Presidential Election
The Scarcest of 19th Century Campaign Banners Hand-Colored by Currier and Ives -- The John Bell and Edward Everett Jugate Banner Broadside for the 1860 Presidential Election
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