Campaign handkerchief

Object Number: 
2002.1.4647
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.
Marks: 
printed: on label: "HAND ROLLED / PURE SILK / MADE IN JAPAN"
Description: 
Men's white silk handkerchief with a wide green border around a gray elephant with trunk raised and extended over the words in black "I Like Ike".
Gallery Label: 
Dwight David Eisenhower, (1890-1969) -- also known as "Ike"; Republican; General in the U.S. Army during World War II; President of the United States, 1953-61; president of Columbia University 1948-53; from 1971 to 1978, his portrait appeared on the U.S. dollar coin.
Bibliography: 

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

Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group