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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, produced by celluloid process, for Louis Abolafia during his 1968 presidential campaign. It has a red background and the slogan, "LOUIS/ABOLAFIA/ FOR/PRESIDENT/IN '68", in black script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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".

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Pin, Political -

These are two brass plated "white metal" pins that are cast in the shape of elephants, one of which wears a pair of black plastic eyeglasses. There is a swivel pin with latch on reverse of each elephant.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This Dwight D. Eisenhower flasher campaign button. It has a reflective, hologram surface made of plastic which flashes two different images depending on how it is held and tilted in the light. One image is a bust of Dwight Eisenhower in blue ink. The second image is of words which are stacked and read "I / LIKE / IKE." The background remains a white/silver color no matter which image is visible. The back of the object has a safety pin back. Stamped into the tin on the back of the pin are the words "DUOFOTA / BY / OLEET."

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Button, Political -

This is a Lyndon Baines Johnson lithographic process campaign button. The background of the top half of the button is red and the bottom is blue. The red and blue fields are separated by a white horizontal bar. The button has red, white, and blue text that reads, "LBJ / FOR THE / USA" with a pair of red and blue stars flanking the words "for the." Along the edge, there is white text that reads, "DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE 1964." There are also three small union labels. The back has a stickpin fastener.

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".

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Button, Political -

This is a Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic presidential-nominee campaign button from 1968. It was made on plated steel using the lithographic process with a white background and stickpin on the back. It reads "HHH/Humphrey". The "HHH" is in blue with superimposed white stars. "Humphrey" is in red.

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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.

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Sticker -

This is a Rockefeller for president sticker from the 1964 presidential election. The sticker has a white background with a blue circle around a series blue stars. Inside the blue stars are the words "ROCKEFELLER FOR PRESIDENT." The sticker has an adhesive back.

Image of Poster, Political - Gary Hart for President

Poster, Political - Gary Hart for President

This political poster has a blue background and is printed on thin cardstock. Across the top in large white letters is the name "Gary Hart." Under this is a black and white photograph of Hart smiling and looking left. The picture has a thin white frame. Under the photograph in white text are the words "for President." At the bottom right corner, in much smaller font, are the words "Paid by Americans with Hart Inc."

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Button, Political -

This is a stamped tin tab button that says "JOHNSON/FARNSLEY" in black print on a white background. It is made by lithographic process. Various manufacturing symbols are located on the tab, along with the following numbers, "634/313".

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Medal, Political -

This is a two piece campaign medal from the 1888 Presidential re-election bid of Democrat Grover Cleveland and his running mate Allen G. Thurman. The upper plated tin portion is a spread-winged eagle clutching an olive branch and standing on a shield. It is attached by a link to the lower pot medal medallion. The front of the medallion features a beaded border, a small shield in the upper center, two ribbons tied in a bow below the shield and arching over the candidates images and bearing their names, olive leaves encircling the images, a small star in the lower center, and an eagle with outstretched wings at the bottom edge. The back also has a coin-like beaded border, the words "DEMOCRA

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T-Shirt -

This is a President Bill Clinton Inaugural t-shirt from 1993. It is white cotton, screen printed with red, white, and blue flag motif background with black and gold presidential seal in the foreground.

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Poster -

This is a poster from the 1856 James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge presidential campaign. This color lithograph has images of Buchanan (on left) and Breckenridge (on right). There is draping across the top and there is an eagle and furled flags below the draping but above the images of the two men. Beneath their images is a depiction of "Victory" (?). The caption reads "ONE COUNTRY. ONE CONSTITUTION. ONE DESTINY/UNION/JAMES BUCHANAN/JOHN C. BRECKENRIDGE/THE DEMOCRATS CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT FROM 1857 TO 1861."

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the presidential campaign of Harry Truman and Alben Barkley in 1948. The button has a white background with two oval black and white photos of Harry Truman in the upper right and Alben Barkley in the lower left beneath a waving red, white and blue American flag. There is red lettering in the lower right area that reads "TRUMAN/ and BARKLEY". There are four dark blue stars on the upper left edge and 10 dark blue stars on the lower right edge. There is a stick pin attached to the back of the button.