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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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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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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Ribbon, Campaign -

This cream silk political ribbon has black printing and text that reads "Democratic Candidates" across the top. Below, there is a printed bust image of James Buchanan wearing a suit and cravat tie with the caption "For President, James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania" below. There is a thin horizontal line located in the center of the ribbon. Below, there is a bust image of John C. Breckinridge wearing a suit and cravat tie with the caption "For Vice-President, John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky." The top and bottom edges of the ribbon are unfinished, and the sides are the selvages of the silk.

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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.

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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."