Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.298
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. ( 69.8 x 64.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "PROTECTION/ FINANCIAL/ STABILITY/ RECIPROCITY/ FOR PRESIDENT/ WILLIAM Mc.KINLEY/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ GARRET A. HOBART"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief of William McKinley and Garret Hobart; red, white and blue stripes, stars in the red and blue stripes, portraits in center white stripe flanked by U.S. flags and a U.S. shield above; printed in red, blue and yellow on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1896 presidential campaign of William McKinley.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 304.

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