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Print, broadside, ribbon, posters, buttons, bumper stickers, bubble gum, greeting card, headscarf, medal, postcards and inaugural programs from various political campaigns, both national and gubernatorial (New York State). The ribbon is from Ulysses S. Grant's 1868 presidential campaign. The medal is from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon's inauguration in 1957. The programs are from the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John N. Garner in 1937 and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon in 1953. The postcards are from the 2000 campaign with Al and Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman. The buttons and bumper stickers are from the following campaigns: Nader and LaDuke 2000, Gore and Lieberman 2000, George W. Bush 2000, John Kerry 2004 bumper sticker, Ford and Dole, Richard Nixon, and Jim Buckley. Anti-Bush buttons, and donkey and elephant "ABB" (anybody but Bush) pins created by artist Courtney Peterson. Also included is Presidential Elections of the 20th Century as reported on the front page of the New York Times. Also items from exhibition for 2004. Also, countdown clock from January 2008. election.

Mule-mounted tin and cast iron Ballot Box, ca. 1868.

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