Kerchief

Object Number: 
2003.94
Date: 
1928
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 46.4 x 36.2 cm )
Description: 
Silk crepe Alfred E. Smith presidential campaign kerchief; sepia portrait of Smith at center with facsimile signature below; red, white and blue border.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was used for the presidential campaign of New York Governor Alfred E. Smith in 1928. Smith lost the election to Republican Herbert Hoover.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 414.

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