In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Lady Arthur Paget (Minne Stevens) dressed for the Delmonico ball, 1875
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Blue pin-backed campaign button with white flower and words "McCARTHY SUPPORTERS FOR HUMPHREY NOW"
Eugene McCarthy ran for president on a platform promising an end to the war in Vietnam, but when he failed to gain the nomination at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, his anti-war supporters were left without a candidate (both Humphrey and Nixon supported the war effort). Humphrey tried desperately to enlist doves, including former McCarthy supporters, to help him defeat Richard Nixon, but lost in a close race. Many attribute Humphrey's loss to the lack of turnout by McCarthy supporters
Gift of Frederick Michel
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