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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1880
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. ( 44.4 x 45.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Cotton lithographed presidential campaign kerchief in black ink with portraits of General Winfield S. Hancock and William H. English within a figure-eight; above is a rotunda inscribed "Liberty “and four flags, below is an image of Hancock on horseback directing troops and a courthouse divided by an American bald eagle on an American shield; border of red and blue stars and crossed American flags in red and blue at the four corners.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1952.305
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Marks: printed: below portraits: "GENL WINFIELD S. HANCOCK/ HONR WILLIAM H. ENGLISH" printed: below image: "COPYRIGHT 1880 BY HUGH Mc CROSSAN./ JOSEPH LAING, LITH. 10 & 12 DEY ST. NEW YORK."

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Hancock and English were unsuccessful candidates for President and Vice President in 1880. Garfield and Arthur were elected to office that year.

Bibliography:

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