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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1957.121
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. ( 44.4 x 44.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on ribbon: " GEN L JAS. A. GARFIELD/ GEN L. CHESTER A. ARTHUR printed: below vignettes: " COPYRIGHT 1880 BY HUGH McCROSSAN/ JOSEPH LAING 10& 12 DEY ST NEW YORK
Description: 
Cotton lithographed presidential campaign kerchief in black ink with portraits of James Garfield and Chester Arthur within a figure-eight; above is an American bald eagle, laurel branches, and four state flags; below are two vignettes depicting a river boat and a commercial-shipping boat divided by an American flag armorial; border of red and blue stars and crossed American flags in red and blue at the four corners.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the presidential campaign of 1880.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group