Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.83
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
overall: 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.
Marks: 
printed: center: "WIN/ WITH IKE/ FOR PRESIDENT" printed: below portrait: "I LIKE IKE" printed: around banner: "IKE" printed: corner: "FAST [elephant logo] COLOR"
Description: 
Cotton screenprinted campaign kerchief with a medallion portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower in lower right corner surrounded by stars and banners hung with U.S. shields in the four corners; inscribed in center and around banner; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

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

Weiss, Hillary. The American Bandanna: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1990.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Charlotte Lowell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group