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John Kerry Campaign bandana

Object Number: 
2004.20
Date: 
2004
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. ( 54 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: "BIKERS FOR/KERRY/2004" Inscription: "Allied Printing/Union Label/Trades Council/San Antonio"
Description: 
Black cotton kerchief printed in orange and white with inscription "BIKERS FOR/KERRY/2004" and image of motorcycle on orange shield.
Gallery Label: 
Democrat John Kerry of Massachusetts opposed incumbent president George W. Bush in the presidential election of 2004. Once common devices of political propaganda, political bandannas are rare in twenty first-century campaigns. This example was produced by a special interest group--motorcyclists--who used the bandannas for a functional purpose (to keep hair from the face while riding) as well as a political one.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group