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Campaign necktie

Object Number: 
INV.7088
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 1/2 x 3 in. ( 128.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in script all over: "the republican national convention san fransisco 1956"
Description: 
White necktie from the 1956 Republican National Convention; inscribed, "the republican national convention san fransisco 1956" in script in a spiral down the center of the tie; four elephants stacked on top of San Fransisco landmarks on the bottom half of the tie; printed in blue ink.
Gallery Label: 

The 1956 Republican National Convention was held by the Republican Party of the United States at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, from August 20 to August 23, 1956. U.S. Senator William F. Knowland was temporary chairman and former speaker of the House Joseph W. Martin, Jr. served as permanent chairman. It renominated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon as the party's candidates for the 1956 presidential election. On August 23, 1956, singer Nat King Cole spoke to those present at the Convention.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group