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"Kennedy for President" paper shield

Object Number: 2004.054.0022
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Campaign ephemera
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 6 × 5 1/2 in. (15.2 × 14 cm)
Medium: Paper
Description
One paper campaign shield. Red, white and blue shield features a photograph of John F. Kennedy above the slogan "Kennedy for President."

The following information is printed in black along the bottom of the shield:
"Democratic National Committee, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C." This is followed by what appears to be a union logo.
Curator's Notes

This item is included in the temporary exhibit titled A Time for Greatness: the 1960 Kennedy Campaign, showing on the Museum's seventh floor May 21 - November 13, 2016.  - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

This paper shield inspired the logo design for the Museum's latest temporary exhibit, A Time For Greatness: the 1960 Kennedy Campaign. - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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