October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 412: George Dewey, The Hero of The Manila Fight - Patriotic Silk Kerchief(46 views)
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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.