Polk & Dallas: Simply the Finest Political Campaign Banner in Collectors' Hands

Polk & Dallas: Simply the Finest Political Campaign Banner in Collectors' Hands. This magnificent double-sided jugate banner from the 1844 campaign was first shown publicly when it graced the cover of the catalog for the 1984 exhibition of items from the Berman Collection at the Hudson River Museum. It created a tremendous stir at the time, and has been spoken of among hobbyists in reverential tones ever since. The face that it pictures these rare candidates is the "icing on the cake," but this would be a monumentally important banner regardless of who was depicted.As were all banners of this type, it was handpainted, and the colors are vivid and vibrant. The condition is truly remarkable as well, as good as any political banner of this era we have ever encountered. It is also very stable, and not at risk for serious deterioration (unlike the majority of banners of this era, especially those made from silk, which present serious conservation challenges). At 76.5" x 75", the banner is large enough to have tremendous display presence, but not so large as to be awkward for a private collector to display in one's home or office. Truly a museum-quality political campaign artifact in the highest sense of that term. Grade: 0, Service: Other, Service No.: 0