Campaign kerchief of Cleveland and Stevenson

Object Number: 
1938.254
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/8 x 20 1/8 in. ( 51.8 x 51.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portraits: " GROVER CLEVELAND/ DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT/ 1892/ GEN. A. E. STEVENSON/ DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT/ 1892" printed: above flag armorials: " UNION IS STRENGTH" printed: on eagle armorials: " E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Cotton copperplate-printed presidential campaign kerchief with portraits of Grover Cleveland and General Adlai E. Stevenson in blue on white ground within two ovals; ovals, two U.S. shield armorials and four U.S. bald-eagle armorials in red, white, and blue on red ground; border of hearts, stars, checks, and squares in red, white and blue.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the presidential campaign of 1892.
Bibliography: 

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

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group