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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1880
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 17 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (44.5 × 44.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Lithographed cotton presidential campaign kerchief in black ink with portraits of James Garfield and Chester Arthur within a figure-eight; above is an American bald eagle, laurel branches, and four state flags; below are two vignettes depicting a river boat and a commercial-shipping boat divided by an American flag armorial; border of red and blue stars and crossed American flags in red and blue at the four corners.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1961.24
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Marks: printed: on ribbon: " GEN L JAS. A. GARFIELD/ GEN L. CHESTER A. ARTHUR printed: below vignettes: " COPYRIGHT 1880 BY HUGH McCROSSAN/ JOSEPH LAING 10& 12 DEY ST NEW YORK

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This kerchief was made for the presidential campaign of 1880.

Bibliography:

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