DescriptionWilliam Henry Harrison: 1840 Log Cabin Campaign Bandana. The fantastic design features Harrison's signature scene of a homey log cabin and cider barrel at the center, the borders continuing the motif with a pattern of "Hard Cider" barrels alternating between the name and words "Harrison," "And," and "Reform." An inscription accompanies the scene at the center, reading, "General Harrison welcoming two of his old comrades in the/ glorious field of Tippecanoe to his log cabin at the North Bend./ This log cabin was the first building erected on the North Bend/ clearings with the barrel of cider outside and the door always open to the/ traveller [sic]. The back ground [sic] is a representation of the Farm House which the/ old General has been able of late years to construct by many hard knocks and industry." The sight-size of the bandana measures 26 1/8" x 21 5/8", with an overall size of 27 3/8" x 31 3/8". The piece is housed in a fragile wooden frame with chocolate-colored mats. The center remains in lovely condition, while the red field around it has only a few minor stains and a small hole on the right side. Unfortunately, the border featuring the barrels has some loss throughout, most apparent at the top right corner along the top and right edges. This bandana is still highly desirable despite the imperfect condition, featuring a wonderful and detailed example of Harrison's cabin and hard cider design.
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