NEW York City is never a shy and retiring place, but its profile will be bigger and brasher than ever from August 30 to September 2 when the Republican Party Convention takes over Madison Square Garden.
No doubt the city's businesses will take full advantage of the
razzamataz and the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center at 1050
Second Avenue at 56th Street has already primed its 100 or so
galleries to mount special selling displays to tap into the
There are certainly plenty of patriotic and political pieces to
choose from, especially in the popular realm of American folk art
where politics has etched its pattern on many quilts and other
items. Bronzes, documents and commemorative medals are other
Laura Fisher, a specialist in Americana has an impressive
selection of quilts featuring The White House, various Presidents,
Stars and Stripes and elephants (the symbol of the Republican
Party) while the Manhattan Rare Book Company offers Acts of the
British Parliaments 1763-1783, which contains the injustices from
which the Declaration of Independence emanated.
Louis DiLauro Rare Coins has one of the first US silver dollars
minted and a George Washington Centennial medal of 1883, and Paul
Bosco has assembled a whole collection of presidential
Intertrus have in stock an original banquet menu from the
Centennial of the Inauguration of Washington at the Metropolitan
Opera House and a menu from the banquet given by the citizens of
New Orleans in 1901 honouring President William McKinley.
Indeed, there is such an array of politically inspired antiques
even a Democrat could be tempted.
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