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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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blue and white campaign button with "It's Humphrey in '60" in red and white lettering
Gift of Frederick Michel
Hubert Humphrey made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960, losing to Massachusettes Senator John F. Kennedy. Humphrey won the Democratic nomination in 1968, but lost in the general election to Richard Nixon.
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