Playing cards, John Delaney, 2020


John Delaney, a US representative from Maryland, was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He announced his campaign on July 28, 2017, one of the first to declare for 2020. This deck of cards was collected at the Delaney campaign headquarters in Des Moines shortly after he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 31, 2020, days before the Iowa Caucuses held on February 3. The playing sides of the cards have no decoration with the exception of the two jokers which include a caricature of Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee for re-election on the Republican ticket.

Date Made: 2019 - 2020Associated Date: 2020-02-03

Referenced: Delaney, JohnAssociated: Democratic PartyReferenced: Trump, Donald J.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Iowa, Des Moines

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 2020

Subject: Political Campaigns, Elections, Presidential Candidates, Playing Cards, Political Caricatures, Satire

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Smithsonian Institution

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2021.0034.05Accession Number: 2021.0034Catalog Number: 2021.0034.05

Object Name: Card, Playing

Measurements: overall: 3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_2003440

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