Toy, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, 1996

Toy, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, 1996

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Description
“The Great Debate” was the media label given to the first debate in 1996 between Democratic candidate President Bill Clinton and his Republican challenger Senator Bob Dole. This mechanical tin toy was a humorous take on that name. When the lower bar of the toy is moved, the two figures rock back and forth jabbing at each other. Clinton was successful in his bid for re-election.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Toy, figure
Date made
1996-09-14
depicted
Clinton, Bill
Dole, Bob
Physical Description
black; red; white; blue; yellow (overall color)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1997.0372.1
accession number
1997.0372
catalog number
1997.0372.01
Credit Line
Gift of Jeanne M Benas
subject
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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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