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Handkerchief

Handkerchief
Title
Handkerchief
Date 
1898-1900
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
17 x 17 in.
Description 
This beige handkerchief is embroidered in one corner with crossed flags. One is an American Flag in red, white and blue with a golden yellow pole and the other is the flag of Cuba and has blue and white stripes with a triangular shaped red field with one white star and a yellow pole. Probably issued between 1898 and 1900 to celebrate the end of the Spanish-American War and the installation of a pro-U.S. government in Cuba.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2457
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group