Pin, Barack Obama, 2008


This interpretation of the logo first used in the 2008 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate Barack Obama was marketed as “fun rhinestone pins for serious times.” The logo combined a rising sun with the first letter of Obama’s name. Obama defeated his Republican challenger John McCain to become the first African American president of the United States.

Date Made: 2008Used Date: 20082009

Referenced: Obama, Barack H.Associated Name: Obama, Michelle

Used: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Obama'

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0044.05Catalog Number: 2009.0044.05Accession Number: 2009.0044

Object Name: pin

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)rectangle (overall shape)round (overall shape)metal (overall material)gold (overall color)glass (overall material)red (overall color)colorless (overall color)blue (overall color)silver (overall color)white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cmoverall: 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1350342

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