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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 Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This Ronald Reagan and George Bush bumper sticker has a white background with blue text that comprises the left hand side of the sticker that reads "REAGAN / BUSH." On the right side of the sticker, there are several blue horizontal lines with a large red "'84" printed in front of the lines.

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 Sticker, Bumper -

Sticker, Bumper -

This Ronald Reagan-George Bush bumper sticker has a blue background with large white text that reads "Reagan & Bush." In the lower right corner, there is small text that reads, "PAID FOR BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY, DUFFY FORD, TREASURER." There is a printing label in the lower right corner to the right of the text.

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is a political sticker from the 1968 presidential election. There is dark blue background with white border. The lettering is in white and reads "PAT for FIRST LADY."

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type political button for the presidential campaign of Robert "Bob" Dole in 1980. The background is white with lettering in black and a black and white photograph of the candidate in a suit jacket and tie. The message on the button reads "ELECT / DOLE / 1980." The letters in the name "Dole" are stacked vertically. There is small black text printed along the lower edge that reads, "KANSAS FOR DOLE 1980." The back of the button is made of tinplate and has a collet and stick pin closure.

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 Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button from 1968 for Eugene McCarthy. It says "Goodbye Lyndon / Hello / Gene!" in white capitalized letters on a blue background. It was made using the celluloid process and is backed with a stickpin.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a Pat Paulsen presidential campaign pin back button made by the celluloid process. It has a white background, with a sketch of an American eagle bearing a red and blue striped shield, and a black and white photo of Pat Paulsen's head resting on the eagle's shoulders. There are three red stars in the lower right quadrant. The lower half of the button has blue and red text that reads, "PAT / PAULSEN / FOR PRESIDENT." The back of the button has a pin back closure comprised of a pin and clutch to secure the pin in place.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process, for Nelson Rockefeller during his 1964 presidential campaign. It has a white background and the slogan, "Rocky!" in blue script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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 Fan, Fixed

Fan, Fixed -

This fan has a single, flat, lightweight cardboard surface with a black and white image of John F. Kennedy at the center. The cardboard is affixed to a flat, thin wooden handle with scalloped edges. The cardboard is white with a bright green tropical motif around the edges. There is a green palm tree printed to the left side of the fan. Centered on the fan is the image of Kennedy. He is smiling, wearing a suit and tie, and facing toward the right. The fan is attached to the wooden handle with two staples. The back of the fan is printed with a light green palm leaf design which radiates out from bottom center of the piece where the handle attaches.

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 Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota and Edmund Muskie of Maine presidential and vice-presidential campaign button from 1968. It was made on tinplate using the celluloid process in three colors, red, white and blue with a stickpin on the back. "Humphrey" is in white lettering on blue background; "Muskie" is in white lettering on a red background; and there is a thin white stripe across the front separating the two names.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular button, printed with a lithographic process. It has a white background, with the slogan "McCarthy's Million" in black. A black circle in the center of the button, with a black and white photo of Eugene McCarthy divides the two words "McCarthy's Million". On the edge reads "Bastion Brothers Co. Rochester, N.Y.", along with various manufacturing symbols. It has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular button, printed with chromolithographic process. It has a white background that reads "McCarthy" on the center. The colors are a simple dark blue and light blue chevron that is divided by the name, which is also dark blue. There is a small star underneath the little "c" in McCarthy. On the edge it reads the manufacturing company, "E. Horn Co. Phila 19126" and other small manufacturing symbols. It has a stickpin on the back.

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.