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47022: Franklin Pierce: 1852 Campaign Poster.

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Franklin Pierce: 1852 Campaign Poster.  A 30" x 24" engraving titled "Frankn. Pierce." It is done in the Spencerian style of calligraphy that was popular in the 1840s and 1850s and depicts the Democratic candidate for president within a roundel of flourishes with pairs of cherubs and doves in the corners. It was copied from an original artwork by Knapp & Rightmyer ("Professors of Ancient and Modern Penmanship"), published by D. M. Paddock & G. M. Phelps, and engraved by Wm. Endicott, all of New York. Some minor damp stains, mainly along the right edge and top left corner, with a nine-inch closed tear extending from the top into the design, not affecting the portrait. Overall in very fine condition. Except for some tokens and campaign biographies, Pierce material is quite scarce, especially large graphics such as this.

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Estimate $600 – $800
Starting Bid $300

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