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Football, Bob Dole, 1996

Football, Bob Dole, 1996

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A football was a natural choice as a campaign item for the 1996 Republican ticket. Bob Dole, the presidential nominee, earned two football letters at the University of Kansas and his running mate had an even more impressive football resume. Jack Kemp was a professional quarterback in the US and Canada for 13 years, including leading the Buffalo Bills to the AFL championship and winning MVP honors in 1965. Football skills notwithstanding, Dole and Kemp lost the 1996 election to their Democratic opponents President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
Object Name
date made
associated dates
1996 10 11 / 1996 10 11, 1996 10 16 / 1996 10 16
1996 08 12 / 1996 08 12, 1996 08 16 / 1996 08 16
1996 08 12 / 1996 08 12, 1996 08 16 / 1996 08 16
Dole, Bob
Kemp, Jack
Physical Description
foam rubber (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
average spatial: 5 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; x 14.605 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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 Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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