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Kerchief

Object Number: 
2003.55
Date: 
1968
Medium: 
Cotton, synthetic blend
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 21 in. ( 50.8 x 53.3 cm )
Marks: 
Printed inscription (Overall printed pattern,Printed): "H" Description: Printed signature (Lower right corner,Printed): In lower right corner: "Hubert H. Humphrey"
Description: 
White polished cotton handkerchief with green and blue border printed on allover pattern of capital letter "H"; printed signature of Hubert H. Humphrey in lower right corner.
Gallery Label: 
Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey was one of the Democratic nominees in 1968 after President Lyndon B. Johnson turned down the nomination for re-election. Humphrey lost the general election to Richard M. Nixon.
Bibliography: 

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

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