Auction #27
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 12/2/2015

Exceedingly rare Lincoln & Johnson 1864 campaign broadside entitled "Union Platform ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL CONVENTION AT BALTIMORE JUNE 7th 1864." A summarized text of the Platform within the center shield ends with "For President, Abraham Lincoln. For Vice-President, Andrew Johnson." Patriotic graphics adorn the perimeter and include portraits of Lincoln & Johnson, General Grant and General Sherman, as well as images of Miss Liberty and a kneeling slave, and the inscriptions "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL", "FREE HOME - SLAVERY - LIBERTY - EMANCIPATION - VICTORY - JUSTICE". What makes this broadside especially desirable is that it has portraits of Lincoln and Johnson, and there exist only a handful of posters or broadsides as such. This lithograph was printed by Kurz & Nelke in Chicago and is identified as such along the bottom edge. We know of only two other examples in existence: one is in an institution and another was sold by Heritage Auctions several years ago for over $19,000. The Heritage example had full margins and measured 17 3/4 x 23 3/4". Our example is 15 3/4 x 20 3/4", an indication that this was trimmed 1 - 1 1/2" along the edges. Minor toning along the left edge and light staining near the center and top right corner, as well as to the left of Lincoln's portrait. A rare opportunity to own one of the finest broadsides we've ever handled. $8,000-$9,000
Exceedingly rare Lincoln & Johnson 1864 campaign broadside
Exceedingly rare Lincoln & Johnson 1864 campaign broadside
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,500
Final Bid: $4,750
Estimate: $8000 - $9000
Number of Bids: 2
Auction closed on: 12/2/2015