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  • William H. Harrison Mourning Ribbon / SOLD

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    William H. Harrison Mourning Ribbon - Ca. 1841 Scarce. Extremely rare mourning ribbon.  Measures approximately 7.5" x 2.3", an uncommon mourning ribbon, black print on cream-colored silk.  Center: a tomb surmounted by a funerary urn, a weeping willow in back, and a maiden in flowing robes holding a large cross and grieving at the side of the tomb.  Above: "In Memory of / Gen'l WM. H. HARRISON, / Late President of the United States."  Beneath is a portrait of Harrison, inside a black-lined rectangle. Center: BORN February 9, 1773. / DIED April 4, 1841."  At the bottom are Harrison's dying words: "SIR--I desire you to understand the true principles of the Government.   I wish them carried out.  I ask nothing more."  Toned silk with small stains at top, bottom, one fold at center, otherwise exceptional.   A wonderful, rare type.

    Inventory Number: POL 004 / SOLD