Cotton, approx. 20.75 x 19.75 in., 1888. Bandanna features distinguished portraits of James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur at center, identified below as "Gen. James A. Garfield / Republican Candidate For President / 1880 / Gen. Chester A. Arthur / Republican Candidate For Vice President / 1880." Portraits encircled by geometric border and spread-winged eagles resting on patriotic shields above and below, with arrows, an olive branch, and banner reading, "The Union And The Constitution Forever" clutched in talons. Border of stars and geometric patterns, with "Washington - S.H. Greene & Sons" to corner. Catalogued by Collins in Threads of History, no. 479, p. 221, where he notes that Garfield's portrait derives from a senatorial photograph taken by the Pach Brothers and engraved by H.B. Hall, Jr. of D. Appleton & Company, New York, NY. Arthur portrait from a Sarony photograph engraved by J.C. Buttre. Archivally framed.
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