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A large, 24" x 28" hand painted, tin State Seal of Kansas with "Ad Astra Per Aspera" (translates to "through hardships to the stars") on top and "KANSAS" on bottom of the seal. The tin is presented on a shield shaped wood frame. There are 34 stars representing Kansas entering the Union in 1861 as the 34th state. There is a stencil ID on the reverse, "This shield was used in the decoration of the Sub Treasury Building, Wall Street New York, at the Washington Centennial Literary Exercises, April 30, 1889, Presented by Duncan and Johnston, the Decorators." The Washington Centennial Celebration in New York City during April 29, April 30, and May 1, 1889, was an elaborate affair commemorating the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States. Government, the military, civic, and business interests combined efforts to showcase the prominence of New York City. Three days of celebratory events were held, including: "Monday, April 29 - Arrival and reception of President Harrison and his party, the naval parade, public reception at the City Hall, and the Centennial ball. Tuesday, [April] 30 - Services at St. Paul's Chapel, literary exercises at the Sub-Treasury, military parade, and banquet at the Metropolitan Opera House. Wednesday, May 1 - Industrial and civic parade."
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An Important Kansas Piece, Commemorating Washington’s New York City Inauguration - 1889

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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $625.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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