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Kerchief

Object Number: 
Z.1320
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 3/4 x 26 in. ( 60.3 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
printed: above and below portrait: "THE/HERO/ ADMIRAL DEWEY/ OF/ MANILA"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed red, white, and blue striped kerchief with garlanded portrait of Admiral George Dewey, flanked by the American flag and an admiral's flag; printed in red, blue, gold, and olive-drab on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917), depicted on the kerchief, executed the capture of Manila in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. This victory made the U.S. the principle naval power in the east. He returned home to great parades and ovations in New York and elsewhere; this kerchief is a souvenir of one of those events.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group