History in a Broom Closet

“July 13, 1856” as it appears on the wall of the broom closet at First Parish Church in Taunton.
This wall panel holds patriotic slogans and drawings as well as a list of Union Civil War generals.
Detail of the 1860 Lincoln & Hamlin campaign badge.
“OLD ABE FOREVER” as it appears on the closet wall.
Pencil drawing of GARIBALDI and frame.
GARIBALDI detail
Detail of pencil-drawn rope cord.
L.B. Dean may have been a well-known Taunton painter and paperhanger.
“Free Love” may have referred to a 19th century social movement.
This is anyone’s guess. It may be a 19th century literary or Biblical personage, or perhaps a character from science fiction.

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