Lot 412: George Dewey, The Hero of The Manila Fight - Patriotic Silk Kerchief
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1899 George Dewey, "The Hero of Manila" Silk Kerchief
1899, Rear Admiral George Dewey, "The Hero of The Manila Fight," Kerchief, Choice Extremely Fine.
Listed as #804 in "Threads of History," by Collins. A patriotic Silk Kerchief measuring 17" x 17.5" featuring a portrait and caption of "Rear Admiral George Dewey, U.S.N. The Hero of The Manila Fight." The hemmed border is composed of red and white stripes with white stars on a blue field in each corners. Dewey's chest-up portrait is printed within a laurel border, with flag banners below, and surmounted by an eagle holding a banner which reads: "Our George He's All Right." The kerchief exhibits a few small stains.