John Kerry Campaign bandana
Overall: 21 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. ( 54 x 55.2 cm )
Inscription: "BIKERS FOR/KERRY/2004" Inscription: "Allied Printing/Union Label/Trades Council/San Antonio"
Black cotton kerchief printed in orange and white with inscription "BIKERS FOR/KERRY/2004" and image of motorcycle on orange shield.
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.
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