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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.307
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 50.2 x 54.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portraits: "JAMES A. GARFIELD./ REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT/ CHESTER A. ARTHUR./ REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT" printed: upper right corner: "COCHRANE TURKEY RED"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief with medallion portraits of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur printed in black on a natural ground; meander border and red background.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the presidential campaign of 1880.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 221

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