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VOTE!

Youth Vote umbrella, 1970s

Gift of McQ Inc.

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The 1972 presidential election was the first held after the Twenty-Sixth Amendment lowered the voting age to eighteen. The Student Vote Project encouraged newly eligible voters to participate with an enthusiastic voter registration campaign that included public service spots on popular radio stations and an array of clothing and other products designed to inspire first-time voters to proudly come out to the polls.

Dog vest, 1950s

Dog vest, 1950s

Even dogs were dressed to get out the vote in the 1950s.

Gift of McQ Inc.

Youth Vote purse, 1972

Gift of McQ Inc.

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Youth Vote shoes, 1970s

Gift of McQ Inc.

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Youth Vote clothing, 1972

Gift of McQ Inc.

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Youth Vote clothing, 1972

Gift of McQ Inc.

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