Scarf: the Union Constitution and the flag...

Object Number: 
1952.87
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 32 in. ( 71.1 x 81.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: above and below image: "THE/ UNION,/ CONSTITUTION/ AND THE/ FLAG/ MUST/ AND/ SHALL BE/ UPHELD/ REGISTERED BY FOSTER PORTER & Co. LONDON" printed: below slogan: "REGISTERED BY FOSTER PORTER & Co. LONDON"
Description: 
Silk lithographed campaign kerchief with an image of a smoking cannon and an American flag with 30 stars; inscription above and below; red wavy striped border with blue cantons with 13 stars in the corners; printed in red, blue and sepia on a white ground. The kerchief is full loom-width with selvedges at the right and left sides; the upper and lower edges are turned and hand-stitched. A series of very small holes near the selvedge at the lower left suggest that a fabric or paper may have been stitched to the silk at some time but these holes are not visible along any other edge.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was worn by Horace Squier, a Union soldier.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. George R. Graham
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group