Scarf: Protection to American labor

Object Number: 
INV.11306
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 20 in. ( 49.5 x 50.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in medallion: "Protection/ to/ American Labor/ AND/ American Industries./ STATES/ TERRITORIES"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed silk campaign kerchief with a medalion with thirty-eight stars at the top represnting the states and eight stars at the bottom representing the territories with a flag and American bald eagle in the center; printed in blue ink on a white ground; red and blue stripes down the sides.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 270.

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