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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1941.130
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 29 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 75.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "GENERAL HARRISON WELCOMING TWO OF HIS OLD COMRADES IN THE/ GLORIOUS FIELD OF TIPPECANOE TO HIS LOG CABIN AT THE NORTH BEND/ This Log Cabin was the first building erected on North Bend/ diggings. with the barrel of cider outside. and t
Description: 
Silk block-printed campaign kerchief of the presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison with a central image of the log cabin at North Bend with soldiers and a barrel of hard cider in the front; border of hard cider barrels; printed in red, sepia, and brown ink on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 100.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group