Kerchief

Object Number: 
2010.24.162
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall (including backing board): 29 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (74.9 × 67.3 cm) Overall (image): 25 × 22 in. (63.5 × 55.9 c
Description: 
Red, white, and blue printed cotton campaign kerchief depicting patriotic symbols, including a bald eagle resting on a shield flanked by American flags, and stars and banners throughout. Portraits of Roosevelt and Fairbanks with text: "FOR / PRESIDENT/ THEODORE ROOSVELT/ 1904", "FOR / VICE PRESIDENT / CHAS-W-FAIRBANKS / 1904", "PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRIES".
Gallery Label: 
This campaign bandanna is from Theodore Roosevelt's first presidential campaign of 1904. This cotton bandana features images of Roosevelt and his vice presidential running mate, Charles Fairbanks, a U.S. Senator from Indiana
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group