Kerchief

Object Number: 
1936.803
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 23 3/4 in. ( 94 x 60.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on armorial: "PROTECTION/ WE LOVE/ OUR COUNTRY/ RECIPROCITY/ HONEST MONEY" printed: all over: "MY FRIENDS/ YOU SHALL HAVE/ PROSPERITY/ WITH FULL PROTECTION/ BELIEVE ME/ OUR /CHOICE FOR/ PRESIDENT/ WILLIAM McKINLEY/ THE AMERICAN/ PEOPLE'S/ CHAMPI
Description: 
Screenprinted cotton campaign kerchief with full-length portrail of William McKinley standing on a platform surrounded by cheering crowd with a rising sun in the background; American bald eagle armorial with flags at top of kerchief; printed with red, yellow, blue and black ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the presidential campaign of 1896.
Bibliography: 

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

Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group