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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2016 - Political Memorabilia

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Ossie Langfelder served as the Democratic mayor of Springfield, IL from 1987 to 1995.

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From the 2016 presidential campaign, this sticker features an outline of presidential candidate Donald Trump, along with the slogan, "Stop Bigotry."

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Framed photo of a sculpture by John Martin Gilbert. Gilbert was an illustrator and scultper active in the 1960s ad 1970s. "The Politician" is Gilbert's vision of the inner workings of American politicians. The poster is held under glass by a thin…

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A bag used to promote the election of Republican candidates in Springfield. The funding for this item is credited to The Committee to Elect Springfield Township Republican Candidates, with Joe Bonefeste as the Chairman. The bag is red, white, and…

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These are four presidential campaign buttons for the Republican Party years 1956 and 1960. The two buttons on the left support Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower and his running mate Richard Nixon. These are from the 1956 presidential…

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These are two separate tickets placed side by side in the photo. The one on the left is a Republican Party Illinois Election Ticket as verified by Library of Congress. The one on the right would be the Democratic Party Election Ticket, researching…

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1860 Ferrotype Coin/ Token featuring Republican Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin. A 'ferrotype' is a photograph printed on metal. The pictures fade somewhat, but are still easily recognizable. This is part…

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1864 Coin/Token from Republican Abraham Lincoln's Presidential Campaign. One side features a portrait of Lincoln. The opposite side reads, "Our Union." This election was during the American Civil War.

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This is an 1864 Coin/Token of the Lincoln and Johnson Campaign during the Civil War Presidential Election. Lincoln is featured on one side with the text, "For President Abraham Lincoln," and Andrew Johnson on the opposite with the text, "For Vice…

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The campaign button with the name Church on it and year 1976 has little history with it. Church had served as Deputy Mayor of Springfield between 1986 and 1995. We don't know if Church ran for office in 1976 or had a family member who had. We do know…
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