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Printed textile of William Henry Harrison

Object Number: 
1944.145
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 64.1 x 64.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON/ The FARMER of North Bend/ THAMES/ NORTH BEND/ TIPPECANOE/ TREATY"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton campaign kerchief with an equestrian portrait of William Henry Harrison surrounded by six vignettes representing events in his life in circles with farming implements, flags and banners; acanthus garland border; printed in red ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 100.

Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group