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How about kicking off your local Fourth of July Parade dressed as Uncle Sam? A bidder at a recent Skinner auction took home this vintage Uncle Sam costume for $3,063. It's made of cotton fabric with a painted wooden cane and was sold with its wooden stand.

Our image of Uncle Sam was shaped by Thomas Nast (1840-1902), a popular caricaturist and editorial cartoonist in the 1860s.

Find prices of other Uncle Sam collectibles here.

Uncle Sam Costume

Ran on July 1, 2009

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