Campaign kercheif of William Henry Harrison

Object Number: 
1944.270
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. ( 73 x 62.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in medallion: "WM. H. HARRISON/ THE OHIO FARMER"
Description: 
Cotton block-printed campaign kerchief from the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison; central medallion depicting Harrison welcoming a wounded soldier in front of his log cabin; on a ground of blue stars; blue canton in the upper left corner with thirteen stars; printed with blue, green, brown, and sepia ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 99-100.

Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group