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Kerchief

Object Number: 
INV.7408
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. ( 47.6 x 52.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on flag: "FOR PRESIDENT, BENJAMIN HARRISON./ FOR VICE PRESIDENT,/ LEVI P. MORTON" printed: on banner: "PROTECTION VS. FREE TRADE/ PENSIONS FOR SOLDIERS/ AID FOR FREE SCHOOLS" printed: lower right: "A.S. Rosenthal & Co. N.Y." printed: lower lef
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton with an inscribed U.S. flag in the center surrounded by a banner and a border with stars; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1888 presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 273.

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