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Coaster, John F. Kennedy, 1960

Coaster, John F. Kennedy, 1960

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The Lagonda Printing Company of Springfield, Ohio printed a variety of paper placemats and coasters encouraging participation in the 1960 election. John F. Kennedy, caricaturized on this coaster, won the Democratic nomination that year. He defeated his Republican opponent Richard Nixon in one of the closest elections in American history winning by less than two tenths of one percentage point.
Object Name
date made
associated person
Kennedy, John F.
place made
United States: Ohio, Springfield
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white, red (overall color)
overall: 8 1/4 in; 20.955 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Lagonda Printing Company
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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