Presidential campaign kerchief of Garfield and Arthur

Object Number: 
1952.299
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 23 1/2 in. ( 38.1 x 59.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on stripes: "* FOR */ * PRESIDENT */ * JAMES G. BLAINE */ *FOR*/ *VICE PRESIDENT*/ * JOHN A. LOGAN*/ *1884*"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed silk flag campaign kerchief with portraits of James G. Blaine and John A. Logan in the canton; printed in red, blue and black on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
James G. Blaine, depicted on this kerchief, lost the 1884 presidential election to Grover Cleveland.
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