Lot 159: Andrew Jackson State of the Union 1829 SIlk broadside

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Lot 159: Author: Jackson, Andrew; Title: President Andrew Jackson's Message to Both Houses of the Congress of the United States of America, Delivered in the City of Washington, December 8, 1829; Place Published: New York; Publisher: E. Conrad, printer; Date Published: 1829; Description: Broadside printed on silk. Greek key design border with an eagle at the top. Approximately 69x52 cm (27 ¼x20½"). Framed, overall 81x64 cm (32x25 ¼").A rare silk broadside, printing the text of Jackson's first annual message to Congress, or State of the Union Address in five columns. The President discusses international affairs, primarily with Britain and France, the need for reform in the federal government, the assimilation of the indigenous nations, the westward expansion of the country, military matters, etc., etc. A very rare piece of Presidential Americana; OCLC locates no copies of this New York printing, though it does locate a Washington, D.C. printing on silk of a different design (text in 7 columns). A third printing on silk (text in 6 columns) appeared recently at auction but we can locate no other copies of the present silk broadside. Condition: Not examined out of frame, edges not visible, silk a bit toned with age otherwise appears fine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $2000-3000
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