Scarf:...Adm. Dewey, w/photo image
Overall: 17 1/4 x 18 in. ( 43.8 x 45.7 cm )
printed: above portrait: "THE HERO OF MANILLA/ ADM. DEWEY U.S.A."
White silk kerchief with a medallion portrait of Admiral George Dewey printed above two crossed American flags in the lower right corner; printed in red, blue, and black ink.
Admiral George Dewey (1837-1917), depicted on the kerchief, executed the capture of Manila in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. This victory made the U.S. the principle naval power in the east. He returned home to great parades and ovations in New York and elsewhere; this kerchief is a souvenir of one of those events.
Gift of Ruth Ralston
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