Lot 718: AQS on an off-white 5.75 x 8 sheet, signed at the conclusion in crisp ink, "S. F. Smith." Smith quotes from his famous 'America.' In full: "My country, 'tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / Of thee I sing; / Land where my fathers died, / Land of the pilgrims' pride, / From every mountain side, / Let freedom ring." At the conclusion he adds, "Written in Feb. 1832, This autograph Feb. 4, 1895." Mounted, cloth-matted, and framed to an overall size of 10.25 x 12.75. A central vertical fold, light soiling, and toning to edges, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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