Guide to the Lucinda Cawley Political And Commemorative Textiles Collection,
1860s-2008.

Collection Number: 8433

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
April 2014
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, April 2014
Date modified:
RMC Staff, April 2014

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lucinda Cawley political and commemorative textiles collection, 1860s-2008.
Collection Number:
8433
Creator:
Cawley, Lucinda Reddington,
Quantity:
2.5 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Textiles
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Approximately 100 commemorative textiles, buttons, photographs and other ephemera relating to United States presidential campaigns, United States military, World's Fairs, as well as other events from the late 19th century through the early 21st century.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lucinda Cawley co-authored "Saved for the People of Pennsylvania: Quilts from the Collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania" with Lorrane Ezbiansky and Denise Nordberg. She built a collection of antique fraktur-inscribed quilts and used old census records to research the individuals whose names appeared on the quilts. These quilts are now part of the Lucinda Cawley Collection at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Cornell's collection consists of Lucinda's other passion of collecting political and commemorative textiles.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Approximately 100 commemorative textiles, buttons, photographs and other ephemera relating to United States presidential campaigns, United States military, World's Fairs, as well as other events from the late 19th century through the early 21st century.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Cawley, Lucinda Reddington,

Subjects:
Presidents -- United States -- Election.
Elections -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States.
Exhibitions -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Exhibitions -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Campaign buttons.
Campaign songs.
Political slogans.
Campaign paraphernalia.

Form and Genre Terms:
Textiles.
Buttons (information artifacts).
Photographs.
Prints.
Portraits.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lucinda Cawley Political and Commemorative Textiles Collection, #8433. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Similar political textiles appear in the Susan H, Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 and can be viewed as part of an on-line exhibit.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Presidential
Series II. Military
Series III. General Political
Series IV. World's Fair/Exhibition
Series V. Media and Miscellaneous

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
2008
Barak Obama Fabric
Box 3
42in x 60in
Cut of fabric. His portrait with a map of Africa.
2008
Barak Obama Fabric
Box 3
43.5in x 63in
Cut of fabric. His portrait with American flags and the slogan "Yes we can."
2008
Barak Obama Fabric
Box 3
25.75in x 45in
Cut of fabric. His portrait with the phrase "Akwaaba."
1985
Ronald Regan and George Bush Handkerchief
Box 1 Folder 3
7.5in x 7.75in
"Celebrating Term Two - 50th Presidential Inaugural"
1976
Jimmy Carter Scarf
Mapcase Folder 1
21.in x 21.25in
His portrait with peanuts.
1972
McGovern for President Scarf
Box 3
31.5in x 31.5in
c. 1968
Hubert Humphrey Shift Dress
Box 3
20in x 40in
Shift dress made from cotton scarf fabric.
c.1968
George Wallace Necktie
Mapcase Folder 3
c. 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson Sash
Mapcase Folder 3
4.75 x 32.5
c. 1964
AuH20 Embroidery for Barry Goldwater
Box 1 Folder 1
2in x 4in
Uses the chemical signs for gold and water.
c. 1960
John F. Kennedy Sash
Mapcase Folder 3
4.75in x 32.5in
c. 1960
Richard Niixon Satin Ribbon
Box 1 Folder 2
2.5in x 7in
"Our Next President Richard M. Nixon"
c. 1960 or 1968
Richard Nixon Thimble
Box 1
"Sew it up for Nixon"
c. 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower Toile in Tan
Box 3
36in x 36in
Cut of fabric with motifs from Eisenhower's life.
c. 1952
Dwight Eisenhower Handkerchief
Box 4
12.25in x 13.5in
"I like Ike" with elephant
c. 1930s or 1940s
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Textile Portrait
Box 4
11in x 11.75in
Woven Jacquard; from the Textile Department at Georgia Tech
c. 1928
Alfred Smith Scarf (Broadside)
Box 4
14in x 19in
c. 1928
Herbert Hoover Scarf (Broadside)
Box 4
14in x 19in
c. 1928
Herbert Hoover Thimble
Box 1
"Hoover, Home, Happiness"
1912
Taft and Sherman Bandana
Box 4
17.in x 17.5in
1888
Benjamin Harrison Bandana
Mapcase Folder 1
19.25in x 20in
"Protection of Home Industries"
1888
Cleveland and Thurman Bandana (x2)
Mapcase Folder 1
21.5in x 24in
c. 1888
Advertisement of presidential candidate Grover Cleveland for "The Bazaar" shop in Brockport, NY
Box 1 Folder 10
1872
Horace Greeley Fabric
Box 1 Folder 8
5.5in x 6in
Swatch of cotton fabric
undated
James Monroe Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
John Quincy Adams Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
Andrew Jackson Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
Martin Van Buren Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
William H. Harrison Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
John Tyler Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
James K. Polk Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
Millard Fillmore Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
Ulysses S. Grant Cigar/Cigarette Silk
Box 1 Folder 9
1.75in x 2.75in
undated
2 Postcards of Presidential Quilts
Box 1 Folder 14
undated
Reproduction Roosevelt and Gardner - Repeal Prohibition 1932 Campaign Coaster
Box 1 Folder 14
Beer Coaster from the FDR Library
Pins
2008
Colin Powell
Box 1 Folder 12
2.25in diameter
"President Colin Powell"
2008
Hilary Clinton
Box 1 Folder 12
2.25in diameter
2008 or 2012
Barak Obama/Joe Biden
Box 1 Folder 12
1.75in diameter
"Change for the Better"
2008
John McCain
Box 1 Folder 12
2.25in diameter
c. 2004 or 2008
John Edwards
Box 1 Folder 12
2.25in diameter
c. 2004
John Kerry
Box 1 Folder 12
2.25in diameter
c. 1980
Ronald Regan and George Bush
Box 1 Folder 12
1.5in diameter
c. 1976
Gerald Ford
Box 1 Folder 12
1.5in diameter
c. 1975-1976
Ronald Regan
Box 1 Folder 12
1.25in diameter
1968
Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew
Box 1 Folder 12
1.25in diameter
c. 1968
Women for Nixon
Box 1 Folder 12
1.25in diameter
c. 1968
Richard Nixon Tab
Box 1
c. 1936
Landon Knox
Box 1 Folder 12
1.5in diameter (with felt flower)
c. 1936
Landon Knox
Box 1
Lapel pin
c. 1990-1991
Desert Storm Bandana
Mapcase Folder 2
21in x 22in
1945
Souvenir de France Handkerchief
Box 1
9in x 9in
1943
"To My Sister" Iceland Painted Handkerchief
Box 1
8.5in x 8.5in
c. 1940s
Military Nurse lithograph
Box 1 Folder 3
c. 1940s
Welcome Home - Uncle Sam Flag
Mapcase Folder 5
36.5in x 37in
c. 1919
Flag of the Allies World War I Handkerchief
Box 1
10.25in x 10.5in
c. 1917
Souvenir d'Arras (World War I) Handkerchief
Box 4
13.5in x 13.75in
unadted
Service Over There Banner
Box 4
11.5in x 17.5in
c. 1899
Admiral George Dewey Arch Fabric
Mapcase Folder 4
14.5in x 29in
undated
Tunis Handkerchief
Box 1
8in x 8in
Hand embroidered
undated
United States Navy Handkerchief
Box 1
10.25in x 10.5in
undated
United States Air Corps Handkerchief
Box 1
10.25in x 10.75in
undated
Sweetheart U.S.A. Handkerchief
Box 1
10.75in x 10.75in
undated
Sister U.S.A. Handkerchief (x3)
Box 1
9in x 9in
undated
United States Navy Sister Handkerchief
Box 1
10.75 x 10.75
undated
Thule Air Base, Greenland Pillow Cover
Box 4
20.5in x 20.5in (with fringe)
undated
United States Army - Camp Bowie Texas Pillow Cover
Box 4
19.5in x 20in (with fringe)
undated
United States Army Hankie Holder
Box 1
4.75in x 11
undated
Notre Dame de Paris Handkerchief
Box 1
10in x 10in
undated
Aloha Hawaii Handkerchief
Box 1
10in x 10in
undated
Painted flowers Handkerchief
Box 1
10in x 10in
1986
Statue of Liberty Centennial Bandana
Mapcase Folder 2
21in x 22.5in
1976
1776-1976 Fabric Calendar
Box 3
32in x 72in
1976
Presidential Signature Scarf
Mapcase Folder 1
20in x 20in
1976
"76" scarf
Mapcase Folder 2
21in x 21.5in
c. 1950s
The Democratic Party Handkerchief (up to Harry Truman) (x2)
Box 4
12.25in x 13.5in
c. 1960s
The Democratic Party Handkerchief (up to Lyndon Johnson)
Box 4
12.25in x 13.5in
1953
Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Handkerchief
Box 1
10in x 10.25in
c. 1960s
Democrats handkerchief
Box 4
14.5in x 15in
Designed by Pat Richards
c 1932-1945
Souvenir of Washington D.C. Handkerchief (with Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Box 4
14.5in x 15in
1938
Francis E. Willard Banner
Mapcase Folder 4
28in x 38in
Founder of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union
1933
Washington D.C. Map Scarf
Mapcase Folder 4
25.5in x 25.5in
1926
The Sesquicentennial Philadelphia - 150 Years of Independence Flag
Box 1 Folder 13
4.75in x 6.5in
On wooden stick
1914
Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Scarf
Box 4
15.5in x 16in
undated
Flags of North American and Europe Quilt
Box 2
70in x 70in
Label reads "Tobacco Premiums Flag Quilt." Includes flags of European countries prior to World War I
c. 1876
Hail Columbia Fabric Swatch
Box 1 Folder 8
4.5in x 4.5in
c. 1876
United States Centennial - 1776-1876 Fabric Swatch
Box 1 Folder 8
4.5in x 4.5in
c. 1876
Justice and Peace - George Washington Fabric Swatch
Box 1 Folder 8
4.5in x 4.5in
c. 1990s-2000s
Justice and Peace - George Washington Reproduction Fabric Swatch
Box 1 Folder 8
5in x 9.5in (including selvedge)
c. 1916
Greetings from the Mexican Boarder Handkerchief
Box 4
14.5in x 16in
1942
ALJA and Russian Table Runner
Mapcase Folder 3
17in x 37in
Cotton table runner with embroidery
undated
Continental Quilting Congress Scarf
Mapcase Folder 3
8in x 33.5in
undated
Made in the U.S.A. Bandana
Mapcase Folder 2
31in x 31in
undated
Crocheted American Flag Handkerchief
Box 1
10.25in x 10.75in
c. 1910-1920
Tobacco Flannel - "America" and flags of Central and South America
Box 1 Folder 7
8.5in x 10.5in
undated
2 Postcards of American Flag Quilts
Box 1 Folder 14
1964-1965
New York World's Fair Scarf
Mapcase Folder 4
27.5in x 28in
1962
Seattle World's Fair Handkerchief
Box 4
14.5in x 15in
1939
New York World's Fair Scarf
Mapcase Folder 2
19in x 21in
1939
San Francisco World's Fair Scarf
Mapcase Folder 4
28.5in x 29in
1934
Chicago World's Fair Handkerchief
Box 1
11in x 11in
1901
Pan-American Exhibition Scarf
Mapcase Folder 4
23.75in x 23.75in
1901
Pan-American Exhibition Handkerchief
Box 1
12in x 12in
1893
Souvenir of the World's Fair in Chicago Scarf
Box 4
16in x 16in
1876
Philadelphia Centennial International Exhibition Bandanna
Mapcase Folder 4
25.25in x 26.25in
Crystal Palace Handkerchief
Box 4
16in x 16.5in
1999
Presidential Campaign Songs 1789-1996
Box 1 CD-1943
undated
Cross Stitch Pattern for an eagle and "E Pluribus Unum"
Box 4
1933
Japanese Silk Handkerchief
Box 1
11in x 11.25in
c. 1905
Fabric Book "A was an Archer" - children's book - Dean's Rag Book London
Box 1 Folder 4
8in x 11in
c. 1860s
Photographic Print of Civil War Era Woman
Box 1 Folder 11
undated
Tobacco Flannel in the shape of a "rug" with (Native American?) image of a swastika
Box 1 Folder 6
5.75in x 8.25in
undated
Tobacco Flannel in the shape of a "rug" with Yale University Logo
Box 1 Folder 5
5in x 8.25in with fringe
undated
The Crying Handkerchief
Box 4
16 x 16.5
1994-1995
Quilt Labels
Box 1 Folder 14
From the "Rising Sun Collection" and the Little Sisters Quilt Collection" at the Smithsonian

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