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"All Honor To The Boys In Blue" Paint-Decorated American Sign, 1866-1880

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 51.5 in; H. 26 in; D. 1.25 in;
W. 130.81 cm; H. 66.04 cm; D. 3.18 cm;
Condition Good. See Item Description.
Creation Date 1866-1880
Description 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.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 240197
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