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Handkerchief

Object Number: 
INV.7322
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. ( 38.7 x 40 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on banner: "PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRIES"
Description: 
Printed silk handkerchief with an American flag with 38 stars and a banner; stars in the four corners; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was used in the presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison in 1888.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 271.

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