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Kerchief

Object Number: 
INV.7409
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/4 x 23 1/2 in. ( 56.5 x 59.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "FOR PRESIDENT/ BENJAMIN HARRISON/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ LEVI P. MORTON/ PROTECTION"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton; medallion with a U.S. flag design inside, inscribed "PROTECTION" and inscribed with thier names around the medallion border; medallion portraits of the candidates in the corners; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1888 presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton.
Bibliography: 

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

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