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Battle of Manila commemorative scarf, 1898

Identifier: 2014-023

Scope and Contents

Scarf commemorating the Battle of Manila in which Rear Admiral George Dewey, USN, commanded the Asiatic Squadron to their victory against the Spanish Fleet, 1898 May 1.

Main text reads: "Battle of Manila, May morning with Dewey, P.I. 1st May 1898 Manila Day.

Text accompanying cameo inset: "Rear Admiral George Dewey, USN, Commander of the Asiatic Squadron and hero of the glorious victory over the Spanish Fleet under Admiral Montijo ini Manila Bay, P.I., May 1, 1898."


  • 1898-05-01


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


2 Linear Feet (1 oversize box) : Silk scarf ; Approximately 52 x 52 cm.

Physical Location

Shelved on the 5th floor oversize shelves. Range 543, Section D, Shelf 5.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

White silk scarf with a black/white lithographic print of the battle at sea; a cameo of the Admirial is inset in the upper left of the battle image. The scarf is bordered with 4.5 cm silk strips of red/white stripes with each of the four corners finished with 4.5 cm silk squares of blue with white stars.Very good. There is a small tear hole in the left lower quadrant and small, dark stains mid-right near the border.


Battle of Manila commemorative scarf, 1898
Milissa Burkart
2015 April
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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