Textile/bandana: "THE/ HERO/ OF/ MANILA/ ADMIRAL DEWEY"

Object Number: 
1943.419
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 3/4 x 26 in. ( 60.3 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "THE/ HERO/ OF/ MANILA/ ADMIRAL DEWEY"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed red, white, and blue striped kerchief with garlanded portrait of Admiral George Dewey, flanked by the American flag and an admiral's flag; printed in red, blue, gold, and olive-drab on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917), depicted on the kerchief, executed the capture of Manila in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. This victory made the U.S. the principle naval power in the East. He returned home to great parades and ovations in New York and elsewhere; this kerchief is a souvenir of one of those events.
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