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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1876
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 13 1/2 x 35 in. ( 34.3 x 88.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Cotton block-printed and copperplate-printed campaign kerchief with three rectangular sections bordered by stars; center section has a copperplate-printed image of Samuel Jones Tilden running for president, in a block-printed garland of oak leaves and acorns; text in other sections printed in black and red on a beige ground.
Object Number: INV.1387
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Marks: Printed in outer sections: "TILDEN / AND / HENDRICKS / REFORM / AND / PROSPERITY"

Gallery Label:

Samuel Tilden (1814-1886) ran for president in 1876 with Thomas Hendricks against Rutherford B. Hayes. Tilden received the majority of the popular vote, but lost the election when key states were claimed by Republican managers.

Exhibitions:

"Campaigns on Cotton," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.