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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1888
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Medium: Silk
Dimensions: Overall: 18 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. ( 47.6 x 52.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton with an inscribed U.S. flag in the center surrounded by a banner and a border with stars; printed in red and blue on a white ground.
Object Number: INV.7408
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Marks: printed: on flag: "FOR PRESIDENT, BENJAMIN HARRISON./ FOR VICE PRESIDENT,/ LEVI P. MORTON" printed: on banner: "PROTECTION VS. FREE TRADE/ PENSIONS FOR SOLDIERS/ AID FOR FREE SCHOOLS" printed: lower right: "A.S. Rosenthal & Co. N.Y." printed: lower left: "Patented June 28 1888."

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This kerchief was made for the 1888 presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison.

Bibliography:

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 273.