Printed textile of Roosevelt 1912

Object Number: 
1926.44
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 25 in. ( 53.3 x 63.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "PROGRESSIVE/ ROOSEVELT/ 19/ 12/ BATTLE FLAG" printed: lower left corner: "D & C/ NY" printed: around portrait medallion: "COPYRIGHT BY UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NY"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief with a central portrait medallion of Theodore Roosevelt surrounded by a field of diamonds; several stripe borders; printed in red and sepia ink on a natural ground.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1912 presidential campaign of Theodore Roosevelt. The portrait is derived from an image by Underwood & Underwood, a photography agency that was based in New York City.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 371.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group