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Object Name Handkerchief
Date 1896
Description Handkerchief of white silk. A red and blue American flag is printed in the center, with an inscription printed in blue on the stripes of the flag: "For President / WM. MCKINLEY, / of Ohio. / For Vice-President / GARRET A. HOBART / of New Jersey." William McKinley was elected President of the U.S. in 1896 and re-elected in 1900. Garret A. Hobart served as vice president during McKinley's first term; he died in office in 1899.
(Keywords: Late Victorian, Politics, Accessory)
Acquisition Gift of Arthur Sharrott
Ownership and History This handkerchief came from the estate of Mabel Florence (Post) Sharrott (ca. 1883-1947), a resident of Princes Bay, Staten Island. Mrs. Sharrott was the great-niece of the noted painter Jasper F. Cropsey.
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Clothing & dress
Political campaigns
Political elections
Presidential elections
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Associated People McKinley, William
Sharrott, Mabel Florence (Post)
Catalog Number C02.0556
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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