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Political Bandanna for Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885)
Maker not marked
Lithograph on linen
frame: 21 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 1 in.; textile: 18 x 19 x 1/16 in.
Gift of Robert A. Frank

Political campaign bandanna for Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885); bust portraits of Cleveland and Hendricks in center; names printed below, eagle above; black and white with red patterned border; legend reads "For President Grover Cleveland of New York For Vice President Thos A. Hendricks of Indiana"; eagle holds banner with legend that reads "E Plurbis Unum."

In the 1884 election, Republican ticket James G. Blaine (1830-1893) and John A. Logan (1826-1886) lost to Democratic candidates Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885). Cleveland was able to withstand a personal scandal (the revelation that he had fathered a child out of wedlock) to become the first Democrat elected president since 1856.