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Tie clip, Adlai Stevenson, 1950s

Tie clip, Adlai Stevenson, 1950s

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Description
Lenticular or “flasher” buttons that can be shifted to change images between designs were first used in the 1952 presidential campaign. The lenticular attachment on this tie clip alternates between the slogan “Vote Adlai” and a picture of Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956. In both elections, Stevenson was defeated by the Republican candidate Dwight Eisenhower.
Object Name
Tie Pin
depicted
Stevenson, Adlai
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
silver; black; white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 3.4925 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
1993.0141.11
catalog number
1993.0141.11
accession number
1993.0141
Credit Line
Charles Seliger
subject
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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