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

Collection Number: 8433

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


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

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

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