MastroNet December 2005
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Currier & Ives demonstrates once again why it was the leading lithography firm of the nineteenth century. The portrait depictions are unmatched, and the surrounding decorative finery captures an atmosphere of prosperity, serenity, and elegance that General George B. McClellan hoped would lure voters away from his formidable incumbent opponent, Abraham Lincoln. This extremely high-end specimen grades EX/MT, its only flaws being a closed border tear at upper right and very minor edge creasing. The colors, essentially unaffected by age, leap and dance off the surface. Unlike inferior copies that have been trimmed or cut down, the print also boasts its full borders and thus measures an intact 13-1/2" x 16-1/2". In every respect, this is a stunning piece of presidential ephemera.
High-Grade 1864 McClellan/Pendleton Currier & Ives Campaign Print
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