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Skinner Auctions
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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Two-sided Painted "Liberty & Education" Banner

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM


Two-sided Painted "Liberty & Education" Banner, probably decorated by George Willmarth (1792-1878), Addison, Vermont, dated 1828, painted on sailcloth, each side with red and white stripes and a spreadwing eagle below twenty-four six-pointed stars on a light blue background, one side with a banner reading "LIBERTY & EDUCATION" and dated "1828," the other with a banner reading "LIBERTY" and with a crescent moon, with blue-painted octagonal wood pole, lg. 71, ht. 36 in.

Provenance: According to papers relating to the Willmarth family and the banner, the banner was purchased from the estate sale of Etta Willmarth in 1992.

Note: While the exact circumstances surrounding the banner's creation are unknown, the inscribed date coincides with the 1828 presidential election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Addison, Vermont, like the rest of the state was very pro-Adams.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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Andrew Jackson, George Willmarth