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Lot 289: 1841 WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON Memorial Ribbon
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
1841 President WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON Silk "Mourning" Ribbon
(WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON). An uncommon Printed "Mourning" Silk Ribbon, 8.75" x 2.75" with gold print on black silk (variation of Sullivan-Fischer WHH-M14), Fine.
Center displays a cenotaph surmounted by a funerary urn, a weeping willow in back, and a coffin stand in front; Above: "IN - MEMORY - OF"; Below: "WM. H. HARRISON, - 9th President, U.S. - WHO DEPARTED - THIS LIFE, - APRIL 4TH, A.D. - 1841, - AGED 68. - Universally Lamented - 'I desire you to understand the true principles of the Government. I - wish them carried out. I ask - nothing more.'" Gold printing has faded somewhat along the bottom half, and black material is also slightly faded. Still, an uncommon example.