Nutcracker, Woodrow Wilson, 1912

Nutcracker, Woodrow Wilson, 1912

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Woodrow Wilson was governor of New Jersey when he became the 1912 Democratic presidential nominee. The only US president to hold a Ph.D., Wilson had previously been a professor of Political Science and president of Princeton University. This wooden nutcracker was an attempt to add a lighter touch to Wilson’s reputation as an intellectual and academic. He won a four-way race in 1912 defeating former president Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive), incumbent president William Howard Taft (Republican), and labor activist Eugene V. Debs (Socialist) who finished in that order.
Object Name
associated person
Wilson, Woodrow
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
carved (overall production method/technique)
overall: 8 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
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catalog number
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Ralph E. Becker
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
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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