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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: ca. 1860
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Medium: Silk
Dimensions: Overall: 28 x 32 in. ( 71.1 x 81.3 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Silk lithographed campaign kerchief with an image of a smoking cannon and an American flag with 30 stars; inscription above and below; red wavy striped border with blue cantons with 13 stars in the corners; printed in red, blue and sepia on a white ground. The kerchief is full loom-width with selvedges at the right and left sides; the upper and lower edges are turned and hand-stitched. A series of very small holes near the selvedge at the lower left suggest that a fabric or paper may have been stitched to the silk at some time but these holes are not visible along any other edge.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. George R. Graham
Object Number: 1952.87
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Marks: printed: above and below image: "THE/ UNION,/ CONSTITUTION/ AND THE/ FLAG/ MUST/ AND/ SHALL BE/ UPHELD/ REGISTERED BY FOSTER PORTER & Co. LONDON" printed: below slogan: "REGISTERED BY FOSTER PORTER & Co. LONDON"

Gallery Label:

This kerchief was worn by Horace Squier, a Union soldier.

Exhibitions:

"In the Cause of Liberty," American Civil War Center, Richmond, Virginia; October 3, 2006-January 28, 2007.