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Two Historical Framed Woven Silk Bookmark Ribbons

Auction:
2424
Lot:
881
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$948$800

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Auction:
Discovery - 2424
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 18, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Two Historical Framed Woven Silk Bookmark Ribbons, probably America, c. 1865, one ribbon depicting a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant surrounded by a garland of flowers and inscribed "Richmond 1865, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant" with American eagle and shield and flags, the other similar in design with a portrait of Lincoln with inscriptions "Assassinated at Washington 14 April 1865," and "The Late Lamented President Lincoln," (fading, one stained), 8 3/4 x 2, 10 x 2 in. excluding tassels, housed in period molded giltwood frames.

Provenance: Edna Greenwood collection.
Estimate $400-600

the Licoln memorial ribon with several small brown stains near top and bottom.

Keywords

Ulysses S. Grant, President, Lamented President, Late Lamented President , Lincoln, Edna Greenwood, Abraham Lincoln, Bookmark

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