Kerchief

Kerchief
Title
Kerchief
Date 
1840
Medium 
Silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 x 29 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 75.6 cm )
Description 
Silk block-printed campaign kerchief of the presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison with a central image of the log cabin at North Bend with soldiers and a barrel of hard cider in the front; border of hard cider barrels; printed in red, sepia, and brown ink on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.130
Marks 
printed: in center: "GENERAL HARRISON WELCOMING TWO OF HIS OLD COMRADES IN THE/ GLORIOUS FIELD OF TIPPECANOE TO HIS LOG CABIN AT THE NORTH BEND/ This Log Cabin was the first building erected on North Bend/ diggings. with the barrel of cider outside. and the door always open to the traveller. The back ground is a representation of the farm house. which the/ old general has been able of late years to construct by many hard knocks and industry." printed: repeated on barrel border: "HARRISON/ AND/ REFORM" printed: repeated on outer border: "W. H. HARRISON. HERO. OF. TIPPECANOE."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group