Presidential Victims of Assassins

Object Number: 
1976.21
Date: 
ca. 1901
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 39.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "REGISTERED COPYRIGHT/ WILLIAM M'KINLEY/ ASSASSINATED BY LEON CZOLGOSZ/ SEPTEMBER 6 1901/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ ASSASINATED BY JOHN WILKES BOOTH/ APRIL 16 1865/ JAMES A. GARFIELD/ ASSASSINATED BY CHARLES GUITEAU/ JULY 2 1881/ PRESIDENTIAL VI
Description: 
Lithographed silk kerchief with portraits of William McKinley, Abraham Lincoln, and James Garfield with vignettes of their assassinations above and below a banner and garland with American flags; red stripe border with stars in each corner; printed in black, red, blue, and green on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This commemorative kerchief was probably made just following President McKinley's assassination in 1901.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Stanley Herzman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group