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Handkerchief

Object Number: 
INV.6732.1
Date: 
1956
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 34.3 x 34.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: upper left corner: "G.O.P./ REPUBLICAN PARTY" printed: upper right corner: "REPUBLICAN PARTY HISTORY/ Intense opposition in nonslave states to/ further exension of the slavery system/ brought the Republican Party into being and/ its first conven
Description: 
White cotton handkerchief celebrating the Republican Party; gray elephant printed in the upper left corner with a red, white and blue streaper and two U.S. shields above with "G.O.P./ REPUBLICAN PARTY" inscribed below; upper right corner is inscribed with the party history; lower half has a list of republican presidents, where they were born, died, and thier burial place; border of elephant around all but the upper left corner; scalloped edge with a red line.
Bibliography: 

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

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