Banner promoting Theodore Roosevelt for president, 1912. Printed silk. Collins 940. A hat and the year 1912 within circle (ring), surrounded by four bears holding sticks, larger sticks, and the initials TR; all enclosed by solid lines. Border composed of the legend, NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE, repeated on each side, a moose head at each corner.
1912 was a "banner" year for political textiles, and this is one of our favorites. A whimsical and visually arresting mashup of every symbol of TR's campaign as a Bull Moose Progressive. This example is near mint.