Cotton bandana, 27" x 23-1/2", printed in pale red. Equestrian portrait of "William Henry Harrison" holding his saber, at center, surrounded by six oval vignettes [two military scenes, the famous log cabin at North Bend, Harrison treating with the Indians, Harrison at his plow, official building] and floral patterns. Light dusting and spotting, Very Good.
The depiction of Harrison as a modern Cincinnatus, forsaking his beloved pastoral life at the behest of his fellow citizens, was a dominant 1840 campaign theme. The equestrian illustration at the center is very similar to 1848 depictions of Zachary Taylor, the other successful Whig presidential candidate. This is a rare artifact of the Campaign of 1840.
Not in Collins Threads of History. Item #36350