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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1888
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 22 x 24 in. ( 55.9 x 61 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton with an inscribed red shield in a field of red and white stars; border of stars and inscriptions; four large inscribed stars in the corners; printed in red on a white ground.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1952.308
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Marks: printed: in center: "OUR CHOICE/ HARRISON/ AND/ MORTON" printed: in stars: "REPUBLICAN/ BANNER/ H'D'K'F." printed: around border: "PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY/ HOME MARKETS FOR HOME ENTERPRISES/ NO COMPETITION WITH HALF PAID LABOR/ AMERICAN WAGES THE HIGHEST." printed: bottom left: "Cochrane's"

Bibliography:

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

Exhibitions:

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