17 June 2003
[TEXTILE]. ROOSEVELT, THEODORE and Charles W. FAIRBANKS. Large bandanna with central oval portraits of Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Roosevelt and Fairbanks, beneath on a ribbon the slogan, "Protection to American Industries," at top a large American Eagle with shield and two pendant American flags, all on a ground of red stars. [Madison, Maine: Lyon Bros., 1904].
24 x 22¼ in. Cotton, printed in brown, red and blue, edges neatly hemmed. Preserved in a sunken mat with marbled edging, matted and glazed in a carved wood frame. Unexamined out of frame.
Highly decorative oversized bandanna from Roosevelt's energetic 1904 campaign. The unusual slogan does not seem to have been widely used. H.R. Collins, Threads of History, 1979, no.863.
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