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Printed Broadside, 1p. 5-3/4"x8", titled "Gen. Dix's Proclamation" with image of man who is angry when viewed rightside up and happy when viewed upside down, it reads "Know all men by these presents: that I, John L. Dix, (no relation to the rebel 'Dixie') knowing that the feeling excited in the breasts of our brave Union army by the combination of colors known as red, white, and red ,are by no means agreeable, do hereby, by virtue of the authority vested in me, by His Majesty Abraham 1st, require and command all police officers of the city of Baltimore in the pay of His Majesty's government to suppress and cause to disappear all substances, whether in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth, bearing the said combination of rebel colors. All babies having red, white and red stockings on will be sent to Fort Lafayette. All houses built of red brick and white mortar, must be removed, or painted red, white and blue, in alternate stripes. All water-melons must be painted blue on the rind; and all mint candy, and barber's poles so colored are forbidden. All red and white cows are required to change their spots or take the oath of allegiance. Red and white variegated flowers must be altered to include blue. All white persons having red hair and moustaches or whiskers are hereby warned to have the one or the other dyed blue. No sun-rises or sun-sets which exhibit such combinations will be permitted, on pain of suppression. Persons are forbidden to drink red and white wines alternately. His Majesty is, however, graciously pleased to make an exception in favor of red noses, these last being greatly in vogue among Federal officers, and additional luster having recently been shed upon such noses, by one of my former predecessors in this command. Done at the Baltimore Bastile, this 4th day of September, the 1st year of Abraham's glorious and peaceful reign....JOHN L. DIX, Maj. Gen." Some paper loss at edges, else about VG.
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Anti-Lincoln & General Dix Proclamation Broadside

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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