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Lot 435: 1866 Original Printed Article - THE RED JACKET MEDAL - from HARPER'S
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Indian Peace Medals
1866 "Harper's" Printed Article "The Red Jacket Medal"
February 1866, Original, Complete Printed Article, "The Red Jacket Medal," from HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, by Alfred H. Guernsey, Choice Extremely Fine.
This complete, historic 143 year old article has 4 pages, measures 9 5/8" x 6 1/8" and is nicely illustrated with 4 woodcut engravings including; "Red Jacket (By Wier)," "Red Jackeet (By Darley)," "GEORGE WASHINGTON - PRESIDENT - 1792." (large oval medal design, exact size), "E.S. Parker." It tells the story of the 1792 George Washington Silver Peace Medal presented to Red Jacket in 1792 by President George Washington. Red Jacket was a member of the Embassy from the Six Nations that traveled to the Federal capital. This wonderful imprint is complete and in excellent overall quality.