Kerchief

Object Number: 
2003.93
Date: 
1928
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/4 x 14 3/8 in. ( 47.6 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: Unidentified inscription in ink in LRC
Description: 
Silk crepe Herbert Hoover presidential campaign kerchief; sepia portrait of Hoover at center with facsimile signature below; red, white and blue border.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was produced for the 1928 presidential campaign of Herbert Hoover. The campaign for the opposing candidate, Alfred E. Smith, produced an identical kerchief with Smith's portrait at center.
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