Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.305
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. ( 44.4 x 45.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portraits: "GENL WINFIELD S. HANCOCK/ HONR WILLIAM H. ENGLISH" printed: below image: "COPYRIGHT 1880 BY HUGH Mc CROSSAN./ JOSEPH LAING, LITH. 10 & 12 DEY ST. NEW YORK."
Description: 
Cotton lithographed presidential campaign kerchief in black ink with portraits of General Winfield S. Hancock and William H. English within a figure-eight; above is a rotonda inscribed "Liberty"and four flags, below is an image of Hancock on horseback directing troops and a courthouse divided byan American bald eagle on an American shield; border of red and blue stars and crossed American flags in red and blue at the four corners.
Gallery Label: 
Hancock and English were unsuccessful candidates for President and Vice President in 1880. Garfield and Arthur were elected to office that year.
Bibliography: 

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

Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group