920: Campaign Kerchief, T.R. 1912 Bullmoose Campaign
1912 Campaign Kerchief for Teddy Roosevelt depicting the cowboy hatted Teddy with a pattern of TR's and his signature hat in the center(hat in the ring). TR made the famous announcement of his presidential candidacy by declaring "My hat is in the ring." After winning the vast majority of the Republican primaries, Roosevelt felt that the party's nomination was being "stolen" from him and his progressive wing by Taft at the Republican National Convention in Chicago. On the last night of the convention, TR called for all his supporters to leave and convene on their own to endorse the formation of a national progressive party. The Progressive Party was formed later that summer and it nominated Roosevelt as its presidential candidate. When questioned by the press, he said that he felt as strong as a "bull moose," thus giving the party its commonly known moniker. After a vicious and hard fought campaign, the Democratic nominee, Woodrow Wilson, was elected. Marked Made and sold by The National Kerchief Co., New York, Chicago and San Francisco, design patent applied for and copyright 1912, W. A. Loftus. Size: H. 19" x L. 20" Weight: 1oz
Condition: very good, colors bright.