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Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is a bumper sticker made to look like a Stetson. It is yellow with black features and lettering. The letters "LBJ" are on the crown of the hat.

Image of Pin, Political

Pin, Political -

This is a political ribbon made of white silk satin with woven images of Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler embroidered in black and gray. There are two horizontal black lines near the top edge of the ribbon with red and blue text embroidered between the lines that reads, "REPUBLICAN / CANDIDATES." Above the images of Hayes and Wheeler, there is red and black text that says "FOR / PRESIDENT" and "FOR / VICE PRESIDENT" respectively. Below each candidate, there is black, blue, and a red text that says "R.B. HAYES/OF/OHIO" and "W.A. WHEELER/OF/NEW YORK." There is a blue and white candy stripe bar embroidered along the bottom. At the top of the ribbon, in reverse, are the letters for th

Image of Button, Political - Button, Warren G. Harding

Button, Political - Button, Warren G. Harding

This is a celluloid processed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button front has a red ring around the edge with white text. In the center is a color image of Warren G. Harding. The text reads: "FOR PRESIDENT/WARREN G. HARDING". The button has a paper backing.

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is a bright blue Edward Kennedy bumper sticker which features white text which reads "THIS IS / KENNEDY COUNTRY '80"

Image of Print - Henry Clay, "I would rather be right than President"

Print - Henry Clay, "I would rather be right than President"

A reproduction engraving, this print depicts Henry Clay wearing a black frock coat, a cream vest, a white shirt, and white cravat. Clay is seated, while looking to his left and gesturing with his left hand toward a manuscript held in his right. There is a table with brown cloth and a gold pen stand with a white quill in the foreground. The majority of the background appears to be taken up by a column, although a red curtain is pulled behind it in the upper left corner. This piece appears to be a page from a book and has a biography of John J. Crittenden printed on the back. Below the picture is black text reading: "HENRY CLAY, "I would rather be right than President" / 1777-1852 / Father of t

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Presidential campaign of Lee Iacocca in 1988. The button has a metallic silver background with lettering that reads "DRAFT/ LEE" in black, "IACOCCA!!" in blue and "FOR/ PRESIDENT" in black. The "O" and "C: in the name is incorporated into the numerals "88" in the center. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

Image of Ribbon, Political - Ribbon, Warren G. Harding

Ribbon, Political - Ribbon, Warren G. Harding

This is a white silk ribbon featuring black text running horizontally and vertically. "Reception / Committee" is printed horizontally toward the top. Below this printed vertically is, "HARDING" followed by "1920" printed horizontally near the bottom.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Gary Hart

Button, Political - Button, Gary Hart

This is a political button from the 1984 presidential election. The button is a celluloid-type process with tinplate backing. The front of the button has a 3/8" red border around its entirety. Within this border is printed in white "FOR PRESIDENT/ GARY HART 1984". On the inside of the border is a black and white portrait of Hart on a white background with his chin resting on his left hand. The back of the button exhibits nothing remarkable.

Image of Handbill

Handbill -

This is a small, orange, photocopied slip of paper which may have been probably distributed around Halloween. In black text across the slip of paper is printed "GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A / $4 TRILLION DOLLAR TREAT / PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT ... VOTE / PEROT."

Image of Ribbon, Political

Ribbon, Political -

This is a campaign ribbon from William McKinley's 1896 run for the presidency. It features a photograph of the candidate attached to the ribbon by a small blue and white ribbon at the top and a small red ribbon at the bottom. The ribbon itself is red with a printed gold frame around the top and sides of the photo, the words "PATRIOTISM/PROTECTION/ PROSPERITY" printed in gold above the photo, and "WILLIAM MCKINLEY/THE NATIONS CHOICE" in gold below the photo. The bottom of the ribbon is fringed and the top is attached to a decorative brass safety pin. The pin is rectangular with rounded ends, a beaded border, and a field of raised diamonds that are separated by a twisted rope pattern.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process button with a copper straight pin and tinplate backing. The front of the button features a sepia background with a black and white portrait of William McKinley. The maker's mark is stamped on the tinplate backing and reads "PHOTO JEWELERY MFG. CO. CHICAGO / PIN-LOCK PAT. MAY 31 '98".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Bob Kerrey in 1992. The button has a green background with a white silhouette of the United States in the mid section. Over the silhouette there is a black and white photo of Kerrey. Above the silhouette there is white lettering that reads "KERREY" and below is white lettering that reads "FOR PRESIDENT 1992" Between the silhouette and the lettering below is a white unreadable union printers label. A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This Bill Clinton and Al Gore political button is a heart shaped celluloid-type button with a hook and pin latch on tinplate backing. The face of the button has a red background with a color sketch jugate of Bill Clinton and Albert Gore in black suits and red ties. Printed in white above jugate is "CLINTON & GORE CARE". On the right center edge printed in white is the copyright symbol followed by "CB92-02H-01a".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type button for the 1992 presidential and vice-presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. The button has a blue border with white text that reads "CLINTON - GORE / FOR NEW LEADERSHIP" around the edge. The center has a white circular background with black and white headshots of both candidates. The year "1992" is printed in red at the bottom below the images of the candidates.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This Pat Buchanan political button is a square celluloid-type button with a safety pin clasp and cardboard backing. The front of the button has a white background with a black and white photo of Patrick Buchanan in the center. Printed in red on the top portion of the button is "AMERICA / FIRST!". There is a single red star printed on both sides of Buchanan's portrait. "BUCHANAN '92" is printed in red along the bottom of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential campaign of Mario Cuomo in 1992. The button has a white background with a black and white photo on the right. There is a red band across the middle There is red lettering across the top that reads "AMERICA NEEDS", "CUOMO" in white on the red band and "in '92" in red below. On the curled under edge there is red lettering that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC 212-764-6330" followed by an unreadable union printer's label. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

Image of Ribbon, Political

Ribbon, Political -

This is a velvet political ribbon that was created for the 1888 Presidential campaign of Grover Cleveland. The ribbon has a black background and cotton embroidery in yellow, red, white and blue. At the top of the ribbon there is an embroidered yellow rooster facing towards the proper right. Beneath the rooster is the inscription, "Cleveland / & / Thurman" in white thread. At the bottom of the ribbon there are two crossed flags which are made to resemble the American Flag, but only have four stars in the blue field. The ribbon has a yellow embroidered border and yellow tassels hanging from the bottom.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Stevenson-Sparkman

Button, Political - Button, Stevenson-Sparkman

This is a circular, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has a gray background with color images of Stevenson and Sparkman in the center. Above the images is red text that reads "GO FORWARD WITH". Below the images is a yellow scroll with black text that reads "STEVENSON SPARKMAN".

Image of Button, Political - Button, Stevenson

Button, Political - Button, Stevenson

This is a celluloid process button with a safety pin enclosure. The button has a red out rim and white center. The central image is a black white caricature of Harry Truman with his lip buttoned. Beneath this in black text is "HOW WE'D LIKE HARRY". White text along the red rim reads "I'M FOR/STEVENSON".

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is a bumper sticker from Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 presidential campaign. The sticker has a black and blue background with a black and white photo of Eugene McCarthy on the left. The phrase "McCarthy / for PRESIDENT '68" is printed in white.