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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1960.51
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 21 3/4 in. ( 48.3 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portraits: "GEN. WINFIELD S. HANCOCK/ DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT/ HON. WILLIAM H. ENGLISH/ DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR VICE PRESIDENT" printed: above shields: "IN UNION/ IS/ STRENGTH" printed: in eagle's banner: "E PLURIBUS/ UNUM"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief with two portrait medallions in the center of Winfield S. Hancock and William H. English with a U.S. shield above and below; in each corner is an American bald eagle with a shield at his breast and arrows and laurel branches in his claws; decorative border; printed in black, red and blue on a natural ground.
Gallery Label: 
Hancock and English were unsuccessful candidates for president and vice president in 1880, losing to James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 223.

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