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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.303
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 47.6 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: at top: "PROTECTION AND RECIPROCITY." printed: below portraits: "FOR PRESIDENT/ BENJAMIN HARRISON/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ WHITELAW REID"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton campaign kerchief with portraits of Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid in a garland with flags and banners on either side and an American bald eagle with the U.S. shield protecting a ship and a factory below; inscribe at top; printed in black in on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1892 presidential and vice presidential campaigns of Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid.
Bibliography: 

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

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