This is a campaign handkerchief that reads "Tippecanoe and Morton Too." from the Presidential campaign of 1888. The reference to Tippecanoe refers to Harrison's grandfather, William Henry Harrison, who gained national attention after the Battle of Tippecanoe, where he earned that nickname. Morton refers to Benjamin Harrison's vice presidential running mate, Levi Morton.
Benjamin Harrison (Aug. 20, 1833 - March 13, 1901) is the only United States president from the State of Indiana. Not only was he the 23rd president (serving from 1889-1893), but he was also the centennial president, inaugurated 100 years after George Washington.
The time of Harrison's presidency was transitional. Issues that faced colonial America were still germane, but Harrison also faced issues that plague presidents today. In keeping with the attitude of colonial American expansion, President Harrison brought six states into the union. This was more than any other president in one term.
Handkerchief Size: 20 3/4 by 20 3/4 inches.
Condition: I have tried to accentuate the condition in the photos. There is staining and some thinning of the material, especially at the top left corner.
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