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Medal, Political -

This is a campaign medal from the successful 1884 Democratic Presidential ticket of Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks. It is a brass plated tin eagle with a shield on it's chest, three arrows in it's left claw, and olive branches in it's right, and a safety pin on the back attached by a link to a brass medal with a hole drilled through the top. The front of the circular medal features the profile busts of the candidates with the words "F L Krider Phila" in small letters below the image. There is a bead-pattern border around the edge. The back of the medal has the same border and the words "CLEVELAND HENDRICKS ON A BROAD PLATFORM/OF GOOD PLANKS WILL LEAD ALL TO VICTORY" in concentric c

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Badge, Political -

This object is a delegate badge from the 1980 National Democratic Convention held in New York City. The top of the pin is plastic formed in the shape of a large beehive with "Utah, 'The Beehive State'" stamped in black in the center. Two ribbons are attached to the plastic pin: a purple ribbon on viewer left, and a red ribbon on viewer right. Printed vertically in white on the purple ribbon is "UTAH." The red ribbon features, "NDC 1980", also printed vertically in white.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential campaign of Al Gore in 1988. The button has a white background with a black and white photo of Gore in the lower left area and purple lettering across the top and right side areas that reads "GORE IN '88/ FOR/ THE/ FUTURE" On the curled under edge, there is purple lettering that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS N.Y.C, 212-264-6330" followed by an unreadable union printers label.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Charles E. Hughes-Charles W. Fairbanks

Button, Political - Button, Charles E. Hughes-Charles W. Fairbanks

This is a celluloid processed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has a brown background and features black and white images of Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks. The button has a paper backing.

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Sticker, Bumper -

This Eugene McCarthy bumper sticker is from the 1976 United States Presidential Election. It has a white background with green and pink text that reads, "McCARTHY '76." The letters are printed in green and the numbers are in pink. To the upper left of the text is a pink floral decoration. In the lower right hand corner, there is small green text that says, "Paid for by McCarthy '76 Committee / Route 2, Box 506 / Mound, Minnesota 55364 / Phone (612) 474-1586."

Image of Button, Political - Button, Woodrow Wilson

Button, Political - Button, Woodrow Wilson

This is a small circular button with a straight pin enclosure. The back of the button is paper. The front of the button is white with blue writing. In the center of the button front is a circular, black and white photo of Woodrow Wilson. The blue text around the image reads "HE PROVED THE PEN/MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This political button is a celluloid-type on tinplate backing with a hook and pin fastener on the back. The front of the button features a white background with a color illustration of Uncle Sam pointing at viewer in the center of the button. Along the top of the button printed in blue is "I WANT ROSS PEROT", and "FOR PRESIDENT '92" is printed in red along the bottom border.

Image of Pin, Political

Pin, Political -

This is a stamped tinplate label tab button with a folding tab on top with punched spur. It was printed by the lithographic process and has a white background with a thin red line above and below "HUMPHREY," which is in blue.

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Button, Political -

This is a "Clinton Victory Party" political button and ribbon. It is made of a circular celluloid process political campaign button with blue ribbon attached below it. The button has a red circular border with black text that reads "Clinton Victory Party" across the top with three stars located on each side of the text. The center of the button has a circle that is divided in half horizontally. The top half is yellow with a black star the top and black text that reads, "November 3, 1992." The lower half of the circle is made up of red and white horizontal stripes. In the lower center foreground, there is an image of a smiling Uncle Sam. The ribbon below is blue with gold printed text that say

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This political button is a celluloid-type button with tinplate backing and a hook and pin latching system. The front of the button's background is divided into two parts, with the top half being light blue, and the bottom half being a darker blue. Along the top border, "WITH HOPE & JUSTICE / FOR ALL" is printed in red. Along the bottom border, "52nd INAUGURATION JANUARY 20, 1993" is printed in white. On the viewer's left is a white box with black stroke containing a black and white portrait of Bill Clinton, and "CLINTON" printed in red beneath his portrait. In the center is a black and white photo of John F. Kennedy. On the viewer's right is a white box with black stroke containing a bl

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Sticker, Bumper -

This is a "Democrats for Rockefeller" politcal bumper sticker produced for Nelson Rockefeller during his 1964 presidential campaign. It has a red, white, and blue background with row of blue stars across middle. "DEMOCRATS FOR" is printed in black at the top, against a blue background. Through the middle runs a white strip with 29 blue stars printed in it. "ROCKEFELLER" is printed in black across a red background.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a button from William McKinley's 1900 bid for the presidency on the Republican ticket. His photo appears in black and white on a white off-centered circle, with an American flag border. The upper half of the border is blue and contains 9 white stars, while the lower half is red and white striped. "McKinley" follows the arc of the button around the bottom. The back has a white paper insert that reads "Sweet Caporal/Cigarette/Buttons Manufactured by/The Whitehead & Hoag Co./Badges & Buttons/Newark, N.J./Pat. July 21, 1896." This is a celluloid process button and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Theodore Roosevelt. The button is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing featuring a paper label. The front of the button features a black and white portrait of Theodore Roosevelt on a white background. The slogan "OUR NEXT PRESIDENT" is printed above Roosevelt's bust in black, with "ROOSEVELT" printed in white overlaying the portrait's bottom border. The reverse has a white paper label with the following inscription printed in black: "LUCKE BADGE & BUTTON CO/ BADGES, BUTTONS,/ NOVELTIES./ BALTIMORE, MD./ B.A. NO. 18/ UNION/ LIP & BA/ LABEL/ BALTIMORE, MD./ REGISTERED".

Image of Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

This a political button from the 1900 presidential campaign of William Jennings Bryan. The button is made with a celluloid-process with a tinplate backing. The button shows William Jennings Bryan's bust and profile facing to his left. The front inscription printed in black reads "Wm J. Bryan". The backing has a paper label with the following inscription printed in dark blue: "Sweet Caporal/ Cigarette/ BUTT was manufactured by/ The Whitehead & Hoag Co./ Badges & Buttons/ Newark, N.J./". The remaining patent information is illegible due to damage to paper backing.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign plastic-wrapped cardboard flasher button with a dual-image reflector and red plastic trim. On the front is the first image which is a black and white bust photo of John F. Kennedy. There appears to be a white or gold star inside of a white or gold circle at the top which is visible on both images. The second image consists of a white or gold bar approximately 1 1/8" wide with the word "Kennedy" in black text. Across the bottom black bar are the words in white text "For/President". There is a red plastic rim around the button approximately 3/8" wide. The back of the button consists of a white background with an image of a donkey and thr

Image of Button, Political - Button, McKinley-Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, McKinley-Roosevelt

This is a campaign button from the 1900 presidential election featuring William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The button is celluloid process with tinplate backing and a paper label. The front of the button has a tan or gold background with a red, white, and blue ribbon tied in a bow above the men's portraits. The portraits are circular with a white background. McKinley is pictured on the viewer's left of the button, and Roosevelt is on the viewer's right. The paper label on reverse features the following inscription printed in black on a white background: "MADE FOR THE/ NATIONAL EQUIPMENT CO/ 10-12/ E. 23D ST./ NEW YORK/ TEL. 247 18TH ST./ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/

Image of Button, Political - Button, Bryan-Kern

Button, Political - Button, Bryan-Kern

This is a political button from the 1908 presidential election featuring William Jennings Bryan and John W. Kern. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label. The front of this button has a light blue background with portraiture of Bryan on the viewer's left and Kern to the viewer's right. "BRYAN AND KERN" is printed in white on a black block following the curvature of the button on the lower portion. The back of the button features a paper backing with the following inscribed in black: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/ NEWARK, N.J./ PATENTED JULY 17,1894/ APRIL 14, 1896. JULY 21, 1896".

Image of Medal, Political

Medal, Political -

This is a political medal from the 1860 presidential campaign. On the front is a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln facing left. The image is surrounded by a band with the words, "Abraham Lincoln for President" printed within. On the reverse is an image of an eagle facing the viewer's right surrounded by flags on staffs. There is a hole at the top of the medal.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

This is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis. The button is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label bearing the maker's mark. The front of the button features portraiture of both men on a light blue background. Parker's bust is on the viewer's left, and printed in black on a white block along the bottom border of his portrait is "ALTON B. PARKER". The bust of Davis is on the viewer's right with similar black printing on white block along the border reading "HENRY G. DAVIS". The reverse features a paper label with the following inscription printed in black: "MADE BY/ BALTIMORE BADGES & NOVELTY/ COMPANY/

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for William Miller's 1964 vice presidential campaign. It has a horizontally striped red, white, and blue background with the slogan, "A NEW DAY/MILLER/A NEW DEAL," printed in white and blue print. On the edge, toward the bottom, there is a union label and manufacturing label that reads, "BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y.", in white print. The back is stamped with the same label. It has a stickpin located on the back.