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  ALL HONOR TO THE BOYS IN BLUE: PAINT-DECORATED AMERICAN SIGN, 1866-1880
Dimensions (inches): 26" tall x 51.5" wide x 1.25" deep
Description:
ALL HONOR TO THE BOYS IN BLUE: PAINT-DECORATED AMERICAN SIGN, 1866-1880:

Black-painted American sign with beautiful lettering in a 19th century style, in a crescent-shaped design, probably made for over-door display. Dating shortly after the Civil War 1866-1880, the sign was made to honor Union Army & Navy veterans. While “blue jackets” is a specific Navy reference, the term “Boys in Blue” applied more widely to Union vets in general.

A remarkable piece of American folk art due to its form and patriotic imagery.

Condition: Several breaks were repaired, but the paint is original.
   
Primary Color: black, white
Earliest Date: 1866
Latest Date: 1880
For Sale Status: Available
Price $14,500
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