Printed textile of McKinley campaign

Object Number: 
1944.69
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 18 in. ( 29.2 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in medallion and on ribbon: "William McKinley, Ohio/ PATRIOTISM * PROTECTION * & * PROSPERITY"
Description: 
Printed silk campaign kerchief with medallion portrait of William McKinley above a ribbon; on a blue ground with stars; printed in black and blue on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was sold at the dedication of Ulysees S. Grant's Tomb in 1897.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 320.

Credit Line: 
Gift of William H. Dey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group