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Image of Portrait - Abraham Lincoln

Portrait - Abraham Lincoln

This is a three-quarter portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln. It is an oil on canvas, and it was painted by Charles Sneed Williams. Williams' signature is in the upper right hand corner and it reads, "Charles Sneed Williams, 1932." Lincoln is depicted with dark hair that is combed and parted on his left side. He is wearing a black suit jacket and pants with a white shirt, tan vest, and black bow tie. He is wearing a dark cloak. His right hand is grasping onto his jacket lapel. His left hand is holding a top hat, and it is propped up on his left knee. In the right background, there is a column or pillar. The rest of the background is comprised of shades of tan, brown, and black. The black a

Image of Portrait - Zachary Taylor

Portrait - Zachary Taylor

This bust portrait depicts Zachary Taylor with grey hair and brown eyes. The subject is wearing a dark blue tunic with gold buttons and insignia, a black tie, and a white shirt. He is facing the viewer.

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.

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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.

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 Portrait - William Henry Harrison

Portrait - William Henry Harrison

This is a full length portrait of William Henry Harrison. It shows him with gray hair and brown eyes. He is wearing a dark gray coat and trousers, a black vest, stock, and shoes and a white shirt. There is a gold watch chain and fob hanging from his vest. His left hand rests on a table with a red table cover that is trimmed in gold. Also on the table is a blue and gold inkstand with grey quill pen and a piece of white paper. In addition there are leather bound books on the right side of the table and underneath the table. His right hand holds a gold sword in a gold scabbard. In the mid-ground is a red drapery with gold brocade design. There is a light brown fluted columns to the right with r

Image of Print - U.S. Grant

Print - U.S. Grant

This print shows a bust image of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant is facing straight out and dates from his presidential years. His hair is parted on the proper left side and combed toward the right. He is wearing a full beard that is a mixture of dark and gray hair. There is a visible mole on his right cheek near the nose. He is wearing a white shirt and a thin bow tie. There is a visible button stud on the shirt. He is wearing a dark suit and vest. The top button of the vest is open. There is an inscription under the image that reads "Yours truly U.S. Grant." The background behind the subject is a series of horizontal lines.

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 Print - Andrew Jackson

Print - Andrew Jackson

This is a print of Andrew Jackson. Jackson is seated with an open book face-down on a table. He has white hair and is wearing a black frock coat, vest and shirt with upturned collar and carvat. He holds a pair of eyeglasses in his left hand and his right hand rests on the table. A sword and sword belt are hanging on the wall along with a pastoral scene in the background. There is an elaborate border of floral tracery with crossed flags and drums to the right and left of the portrait and images of the U.S. Capitol at the top and the Hermitage at the bottom.

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 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 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, 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."

Image of Button, Political

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, 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".

Image of Medal, Political

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

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.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a round celluloid process campaign button from George H. W. Bush's unsuccessful bid for re-election to the presidency in 1992. The center bears a color photo of the candidate, surrounded by a white border. In the border, "Re-Elect President Bush" arches around the top, printed in blue, "Leadership You Can Trust" arches around the bottom, printed in red, and there is a "92" printed in black on either side of the photo. The back of the button has a safety-pin closure.