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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.332
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. ( 67.9 x 67.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "WIN/ WITH IKE/ FOR PRESIDENT" PRINTED: below IMAGE: "I LIKE IKE" printed: around banner: "IKE"
Description: 
Cotton screen printed campaign kerchief with a medallion portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower in lower right corner surrounded by stars and banners hung with U.S. shields in the four corners; inscribed in center and around banner; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

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

Weiss, Hillary. The American Bandanna: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1990.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur B. Carlson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group