Doll, Barack Obama, 2009


This Barack Obama doll promoted the Illinois Senator’s campaign as the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee. The doll’s shirt featured the Obama logo of a rising sun combined with the letter “O.” Obama defeated John McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona, in the first presidential election where two sitting senators vied for the office. This doll was used as part of the celebration held in Bisbee, Arizona to celebrate President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009.

Date Made: 2009Used Date: 2008

Depicted (Sitter): Obama, Barack H.

Place Made: United States: Arizona

Referenced: PoliticsCommemorated: InaugurationRelated Event: Presidential Campaign of 2008


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

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Carrie Gustavson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0167.01Catalog Number: 2009.0167.01Accession Number: 2009.0167

Object Name: doll

Physical Description: red (overall color)blue (overall color)white (overall color)black (overall color)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 11 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 46.355 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_1378347

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