c. 1888 Soldier & American Flag Printed Design Bandanna
c. 1888, Highly Unusual Pleated Bandanna with a Standing Soldier Holding an American Flag Printed Design, Choice Very Fine.
Large Triangular off-white Cotton Bandanna stapled to display board, measuring 20.25” x 22.4” and featuring a print motif of a uniformed soldier standing at attention, holding a red-white-and-blue American Flag, and standing behind a small cannon with a pyramid of cannonballs to the side. Lovely pleated fabric, toned light brown, with staining. Ex-Mastai Collection, as indicated by red-lettered imprint in upper right-hand corner. Likely from 1880s period and the first we have seen of this patriotic design.