Presidential Victims of Assassins
Overall: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 39.4 x 39.4 cm )
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
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.
This commemorative kerchief was probably made just following President McKinley's assassination in 1901.
Gift of Mr. Stanley Herzman
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