American Decorative Arts
Manufacturer: S. H. Greene & Sons, American, 1865–1926
Subject: Grover Cleveland, American, 1837–1908
Subject: Thomas Hendricks

Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks Bandanna

1884

Printed cotton

20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Gift of John R. Monsky, B.A. 1981, and Jennifer Weis Monsky, B.A. 1981
2001.92.6

In 1884 the Rhode Island textile manufacturer S. H. Greene & Sons supplied this bandanna for the presidential campaign of Grover Cleveland, who would become the first Democratic president after the Civil War. The bandanna was part of Greene’s “Martha Washington” line, presumably directed toward women. Although women could not yet vote, they were active in political debates and eager consumers of memorabilia.

Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Warwick, Rhode Island
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2001,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 118.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 79, 361–62, pl. 63.

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