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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Collection of campaign buttons
INV.14751
Badge
INV.1903
Pin: Reserve, City of NY
1942.78
Campaign button: Willkie
1940.830
Campaign button: Willkie and McNary
1940.622
Brick and tile fragment
1850-1890
1905.304b
Badge
INV.4596G
Badge
INV.4596I
Envelope
INV.4598A
Campaign button: Willkie for President
INV.6666
Envelope
INV.4599A
Ribbon
1850-1870
INV.4651.2
Ribbon on cardboard: Fulton...Lafayette, 1809
INV.4651.4
Envelope
INV.4652A
Badge
INV.4652B
Badge
INV.4652C
Badge
INV.4652D
Badge
INV.4652F
Badge
INV.4652G
Campaign button: Willkie for President
INV.6667
Button
INV.4107
Button
INV.4108
Badge
INV.4109
Badge
INV.4654D
Medal: (Holy Ghost...on us...) Royal Oak Mich
INV.4654B
Medal: (Holy Ghost...on us...) Royal Oak Mich
INV.4654C
Stud (button)
INV.4677
Campaign button: No New Deal- We Want a Square Deal
1940.725
Badge
INV.4753
Badge w/ribbon & pin
ca. 1898
INV.4755
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4762
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4763
Badge w/ribbon & pin
1899
INV.4766
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4767
Badge w/ribbon and pin
INV.4768
Badge w/ribbon & pin
1899
INV.4769
Badge w/pin
INV.4771
Badge w/pin & ribbon
INV.4773
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4775A
Pin
INV.4775B
Medal w/pin-back
1900
INV.4775d
Badges w/ribbons
INV.4776B
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4777B
Badge w/ribbon and pin
INV.4777C
Badge w/ribbon & pin
INV.4778B
Pin: w/photo of McKinley
INV.7013
Badge w/ribbon and medal
INV.7005
Badge w/pin, ribbon and medal
INV.7006
Badge w/pin and ribbon
INV.7007
Badge w/pin, ribbon and medal
INV.7008
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.692
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.519
Campaign button: Willkie and McNasy
1940.828
Badge w/pin, ribbon and medal
INV.7009
Badge w/ribbon and medal
INV.7010
Campaign button
1896-1900
INV.7012
Lapel button: McKinley, Hobart
INV.7017
Button w/photo: wholesale dry goods, Republican Club
INV.7016
Pins
INV.7022
Pin
INV.7033
Badge w/ribbon
INV.7030
Pin: w/photo of McKinley; pin is eagle
INV.7031
Pin
INV.7034
Photo off a button: photo of McKinley
INV.7036
Button w/ribbons: ribbon-PENNA; button-Wm. McKinley
INV.7038
Document: campaign souvenirs...1920 Harding-Coolidge
INV.7097
Pin shaped like insect w/photos
1941.431
Lapel button: w/photo of McKinley and Roosevelt
INV.7042
Lapel button w/photo: McKinley and Hobart
INV.7044
Button
INV.7045
Lapel button: McKinley, Hobart w/impression of elephant
INV.7046
Campaign button: Willkie
1940.775
Wood fragment from Old Dutch Church w/document
1700-1800
INV.831
Snuff grinder with stopper
1775-1825
INV.7587ab
Medal
ca. 1907
INV.4113
Medal
ca. 1903
INV.4114
Badge w/pin & ribbon
INV.4115
Shingle from Washington's Headquarters at Newburgh
1750-1775
INV.1066
Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage
ca. 1840
1936.587
2 buttons on docu
1923
INV.4668a
Badge
1913
INV.4668b
Badge w/ medal and pin
INV.4668C
Badges and buttons
INV.4668D
Campaign button: Win with Willkie
1940.948
Campaign button: Roosevelt Goodbye
1940.721
Campaign button: I Told You So! It's Willkie
1940.703
Campaign button: Dictators Don't Debate
1940.791
Campaign button: My Friends Goodbye
1940.660
Campaign button: No More Fireside Chats
1940.559
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.544
Campaign button: I'm a Willkie Democrat
1940.605
Campaign button: We Want Willkie
1940.645
Campaign button: Willkie for President
1940.690
Eleanor? No Soap!
1940.664
Campaign button: Our Next President - Wendell Lewis Willkie
1940.949
Wallace and Roosevelt
1940
1940.799
Campaign button: Eleanor? No Soap!
1940.556
No Man is Good Three Times
1940.531
Campaign button: The American way with Willkie
INV.6656
Campaign buttons: collection: Willkie and McNary
INV.6657
Campaign buttons: collection: Willkie Second Million
INV.6658
Campaign button: My Friends Goodbye
INV.6660
Campaign button: A. Lincoln for President 1864
1933.38
Campaign button: A. Lincoln for President 1864
INV.6581
Campaign button: G.B. McClellan for President 1864
INV.6582
Badge
INV.4723
Campaign button w/pin and ribbon: photo of McClellan
INV.6591
Campaign button: Willkie
1940.776
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.568
Campaign button: Vote Willkie Prosperity
1940.613
Collection of campaign buttons: Wilkie and McNary
INV.6650
Campaign button w/pin and ribbon
ca. 1864
INV.6592
Ribbon
1830-1850
INV.6597
Commemorative ribbon
ca. 1841
INV.6598
Ribbon badge
1885-1897
INV.6687
Campaign button w/photo
INV.6690
Badge
1947.739
Badge
INV.4724
Badges
INV.4725
Badge
INV.4726
Badge
INV.4727
Button
1900
INV.7049
Campaign button: Thanksgiving Day Nov 5
1940.514
Campaign button: F.D.R. A Costly Lesson
1940.723
Campaign button: Two Good Terms Deserve...
1940.802
Pins (6)
INV.7150
Pin-back campaign button
1896
1941.482
Coll. of 2 campaign buttons: Wm. Bryan-w/likeness of Bryan
1896
INV.7151
Campaign button: McKinley and Hobart w/likeness of each
INV.7173
Collection of three campaign buttons: McKinley; w/likeness of McKinley
INV.7174
Campaign button: w/likeness of McKinley
INV.7175
Campaign button: McKinley; w/likeness of McKinley
INV.7176
Campaign button: likeness of McKinley (in color)
INV.7177
Campaign button: USA...sound money (likeness of McKinley)
INV.7178
Pin: w/photo of McKinley; eagle on top of pin
INV.7181
Pin: eagle w/shield
INV.7182
Pin: w/photo of McKinley; pin shaped like whiskbroom
INV.7183
Campaign button: Wm. J. Bryan; w/likeness of Bryan
INV.7187
Campaign pin
1896
INV.7188
Campaign pin
1896
INV.7189
Ribbon
1850-1900
INV.8971
Pin
ca. 1888-1892
INV.7302
Campaign ribbon
1892
INV.7212
Ribbon
INV.5161
Badge
INV.5127
Badge
INV.5128
Civilian War Workers
INV.5130
Badge
INV.5132
Badge
INV.5133
Badge
INV.5144
Badge
INV.5136
Badge
INV.5137
Badge
INV.5138
Badge
INV.5139
Medal
1915-1918
INV.5141
Badge
INV.5142
Badge
INV.5143
Campaign button: We Don't Want Eleanor Either
1940.546
Badge
INV.5145
Badge
INV.5149
World War I Medals
INV.5154
Badge
INV.5153
Stereoscope
ca. 1878
Z.2862
Badge
INV.5159
Reception Committee Hughes Meeting Yonkers, N.Y. November 3, '16
1916
INV.5160
Campaign button: We Want Willkie
INV.6662
Campaign button: Roosevelt
INV.6663
Campaign button: Willkie
INV.6664
Campaign button: Liberal Party Vote Row F
INV.6668
Campaign button: Roosevelt, Labor's Choice
INV.6671
Campaign button: Roosevelt
INV.6670
Campaign button: No Third Term
INV.6672
Campaign button: No Fourth Term Either
INV.6676
Campaign button: 8 Years is Enough
1940.524
Campaign button: No More Fireside Chats
1940.560
Campaign button: Dr. Jekyl or Hyde Park
1940.714
Campaign button: photo of Willkie
1940.588
Campaign button: My Friends Good Bye
1940.535
Badge: N.Y.F.D. XI
1890-1940
1943.215
Campaign button: photo of Willkie
1940.538
Campaign button: No Third Term-ites
1940.699
Campaign button: Willkie: 48, Roosevelt: 0
1940.801
Campaign button: No Fourth Term Either
1940.587
No Third Term
1940.543
Campaign button: For President Thomas E. Dewey
INV.7124
Token:...Dewey...Warren
INV.7125
Campaign button: Democrat for Dewey
INV.7127
Clip: Roosevelt
INV.7128
Button: Dewey
1940.748
Button: Dewey
1940.746
Clip: Roosevelt
1940.680
Badge
INV.4729
Badge
INV.4387H
Document
INV.4732
Document
INV.4733
Badge
1944.124
Pin: George Washinton Ass'n of Brooklyn
INV.3411
Pin: Rev. Memorial Society,1776-1896
INV.3427
Hoover Lucky Pocket Piece
INV.6954
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.4388
Badge
1941.257
Badge: Delegate ... 1898
1898
1940.906
Badge
1932.1310
Envelope
INV.4028
Badge
INV.4029
Badge
INV.7337
Badge (in case)
INV.4032
Badge (in case) w/docu
INV.4033
Campaign button: Every
1940.689
Campaign button: FDR Carry on
1940.780
F.D.R for Civil Service
1940.762a
Campaign button: FDR for Silver Service
1940.762
Campaign button: Roosevelt
1940.512
Campaign button: Roosevelt for Ex President
1940.619
Medallion: Colorado's Quarto/Centennial Jubilee 1876-1901
INV.3567
Pin: 1776-1876
INV.3417
Pin: image of Harrison
INV.7303
Ribbon
1888
INV.7214
Ribbon
1888
INV.7215
Pin: cut out image of Harrison
INV.7306
Plates (2)
INV.7223
Ribbon
1892
INV.7301
Ribbon fragment
INV.7228
Campaign ribbon
2028
Badge
INV.7304
Pin: hat
INV.7305
Badge/ bow
INV.7311
Badge/bow
INV.7308
Ribbon fragment
late 19th - early 20th century
INV.7309
Badge/ flag
INV.7310
Badge
INV.3490
Collection of campaign buttons:Wilkie and McNary
INV.6652
Badge
INV.7312
Badge
INV.7313
Ribbon
1840
INV.7319
Campaign pin in envelope: William Henry Harrison ...
1946.54
Ribbon
INV.5162
Badge
ca. 1985
INV.5166
Badge
ca.1990
INV.5167
Badge
ca.1990
INV.5168
Sesquicentennial Celebration of Capture of Major Andre
ca. 1930
INV.5169
Convention ribbon
1916
INV.5171
Badge: Rye Fire Dept... 1910
1910
INV.5174
Badge
INV.5175
Pin: Mr. Wainwright New York
INV.5179
Button collection: Roosevelt Can Win
INV.5181
Button
1940.567
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.813
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.814
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.819
Badge
INV.5182
Pin
INV.5340
Badge fragment
INV.5321
Badge on card w/barpin in box
INV.5366
Badge on card w/barpin in box
INV.5367
Badge on card w/barpin in box
INV.5368
Badge
INV.3371
Badge on document framed under glass:...Sperry Gyroscope Co.
1900-1950
INV.5374
Envelope
INV.5375
For President Dewey
INV.7134
Button: For President Dewey
INV.7135
Collection of buttons: For President Thomas E. Dewey
INV.7137
Collection of buttons: Roosevelt ILGWU
INV.7149
Button: Truman Barkley
INV.7138
Button: F.D.R.
INV.7139
Button: Roosevelt
INV.7140
Button: image of F.D.R.
INV.7141
Button: image of F.D.R.
INV.7142
Button: Roosevelt Wallace
1940.833
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.824
Liberal Party Vote Row F
INV.7144
I am a Willkie Democrat
1940.530
Button w/key: For President Will-
1940.644
Button
INV.7253
Button: No Third Term
INV.7256
Button: Willkie
INV.7258
Collection of buttons: For Willkie President
INV.7259
Collection of buttons: I am a Democrat for Willkie
INV.7261
Button
INV.7263
Button: Willkie Worker
INV.7264
Button: Willkie Third Million
INV.7265
Campaign button w/photo: Re-elect Roosevelt
1940.697
Campaign button: Willkie first million
1940.646
Campaign button: I am a Demorat for Willkie
1940.569
Campaign button: Willkie and McNasy
1940.767
Campaign button: Willkie for President
1940.626
Campaign button: Roosevelt for Ex President
1940.590
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.520
Button
1928
INV.6950
Collection of Campaign buttons on docu.: Smith for President
INV.6952
Pin
1928
INV.6953
Button
1900
INV.6961
Collection of Campaign Buttons: Photo of Taft
INV.6959
Campaign button w/ribbon & photo: William L.Marcy Truman ...
INV.7199
Ribbon w/photo:Jewelers for Protection, McKinley & Hobart...
INV.7200
Badge w/pin
INV.7206
Railway and Steamship Sound Money Club Ribbon
1896
INV.7202
Button
1936
INV.7372
Pin: Protection H M
INV.7204
Pin fragment: eagle (top of pin)
INV.7205
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.823
Button: Willkie and McNary
1940.817
Badges
1941.627a-g
Button w/ribbon
1936
1940.381
Campaign button: Win with Wilson
1941.509
Alton B. Parker
INV.7370
Campaign button: w/ FDR 's image
1940.610
Wm. H. Taft
1908
INV.7371
Button
1936
INV.7373
Image of Alton Parker
INV.7374
Hughes and Bruce
INV.7376
Campaign button: Roosevelt
1940.688
Campaign button: Roosevelt & Wallace
1940.832
Badge in envelope
INV.5376
Badge in envelope
INV.5377
Badge in envelope
INV.5378
Badge in envelope
INV.5379
Medal
INV.4812F
Button
INV.4812G
Badge in envelope
INV.5380
Badge in envelope
INV.5381
Document
INV.5382
Badge on card
INV.5387
Badge on Card in envelope
INV.5391
Button: w/portrait of Dewey
1941.430
Badge
INV.3366
Stick Pin w/ Flag and Bullet
INV.3367
Badge
INV.3368
Badge
1942.295
Badge
INV.3370
Badge: Admiral Geo. Dewey...Olympia
1941.476
Badge
806
Badge
2025
Badge
1941.428
Badge
INV.3377
Badge w/ medal: relief of Admiral Dewey
1941.474
Badge
1941.478
Pin
INV.3378
Badge
INV.4027
Two Good Terms Deserve Another
1940
1940.603
Campaign button: We Millionaires Want Willkie
1940.722
Roosevelt
1940.511
Campaign button: No Franklin the First
1940.523
Campaign button: De-thronement Day Nov 5.
1940.805
Campaign button: My Friends - Goodbye
1940.583
Campaign button: You Lose Franklin
1940.808
Campaign button: No No a Thousand Times No
1940.596
Campaign button: Heres Your Hat Frank...
1940.756
Campaign button: New Deal a Missing Deal
1940.704
Campaign button: He Will...Now
1940.666
Campaign button: There Is No Indispensible Man
1940.700
"Roosevelt" Hide at Hyde!
INV.7269
Two Times Is Enough For Any Man
1940.709
Campaign button: Third Term Grab?...
1940.790
Pin-back campaign button
1940
1940.710
Campaign button: My Friends But Not My Subjects
1940.562
Campaign button: Third term Taboo 23 Skiddo
1940.806
Campaign button: Lets Swap Riders...
1940.716
Campaign button: Dictator? Not For Us
INV.7270
No Fourth Term Either
1940.540
Campaign button: No More Fireside Chats...
1940.665
Campaign button: Roosevelt Gone with the Wind
1940.792
Campaign pin on document
INV.6962
Campaign ribbon
1908
INV.6963
Campaign Button: The Friends of Franklin Roosevelt
INV.6965
Campaign Button: Roosevelt
INV.6966
Campaign Button: Roosevelt
INV.6967
Collection of Campaign Button: for President F. D. Roosevelt
INV.6968
Ell measure
1780-1820
643
Campaign Button/pin: Roosevelt
INV.6970
Campaign Button: Win with Wilson
INV.6972
Button
ca. 1912-1916
1940.384
Campaign Button w/ribbons: Welcome -photo of Wilson
c. 1918
INV.6973
Collection of Campaign Buttons: Win with Wilson
INV.6974
Button stud
INV.6977
Badge
INV.3672
Badge
INV.3673
Badge
INV.4026
Button
1940
1940.781
Campaign button: Roosevelt
1940.696
Campaign button: Roosevelt
1940.513
Campaign button: Americanism Roosevelt
647
Campaign button: Every
1940.675
Campaign button: Willkie second million
1940.683
Pin-back campaign button
1940
1940.663
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.592
Campaign button: No Third Term
1940.947
Campaign button: Thanksgiving Day Nov. 5
1940.551
Pin
1868
INV.7378
Hat w/flag
ca. 1904
INV.7385
Campaign button w/flower trim design: Carry On Roosevelt
INV.7384
Collection of political buttons on card
INV.4057
For President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940.752
Dewey & Bricker
INV.7367
Campaign button: Re-elect Bill Green
INV.7368
Ribbon
473
Badge
1941.258
Badge
1941.255
Ribbon: Democratic Candidates ... Tilden, Hendricks
INV.7298
Shell w/photo: The Only Pebble on the Beach;photo: McKinley
INV.7191
Badge w/ pin,ribbon & photo
INV.7192
Photo from button/badge: McKinley
INV.7193
Convention ribbon
1892
INV.7196
Pin
INV.3379
Badge
INV.3384
Badge on card
1941.477
Badge
INV.3386
Ribbon with Pin: Admiral Dewey,Hero of Manilla
INV.3387
Badge w/chain in case
1948.579ab
Wood fragment from ship "Tennessee"
1850-1864
INV.7565
Badges
INV.3391B
Badges
INV.3391C
Clip pin
INV.3343
Badge
INV.3324
Badge on card w/tag
INV.3326C
Badge w/tag
1940
INV.3327
Badge
INV.3332
Badge
INV.3335
Pin: airplane prop
INV.3339
Pin: U.S.
INV.3340
Pin: NAFWA
INV.3341
Pin: purple
INV.3342
Badge
INV.3278
Badge
INV.3275
Badge
INV.3276
Badge
1949.14
Campaign button: No Royal Family
1940.572
Campaign button: 8 Years Is Enough
1940.598
Campaign button: No More Fishing Trips...
1940.793
Roosevelt - Wallace
INV.7273
Campaign button: For Walker Congress
INV.7280
Campaign button: No More New Deal...
1940.609
Campaign button: Eleanor? No Soap
1940.555
We Women Want Willkie
1940.528
Campaign button: Willkie Not Royal But Loyal
1940.525
Pin-back campaign button
1940
1940.718
Campaign button: Learn To Say
1940.586
Campaign button: 99 Out Of 100 Want Willkie...
1940.809
Campaign button: Life Begins In 40
1940.944
Campaign button: Willkie For President
1940.712
Campaign button: photo of Willkie
1940.649
Campaign button: Wendell Pitching Franklin Out
1940.798
Campaign button: Willkie and McNary
1940.624
Collection of buttons: O! Dwyer
INV.7275
Campaign button: Senator Javits
INV.7278
Campaign button: Lindsay for Mayor
INV.7279
Campaign button: Vote La Guardia...
1941.1078
Badge: NY State Fireman's Ass. 1895
ca.1895
1940.895
Badge
1941.252
Badge
1941.262
We want F.D.R. again
1940.698
Campaign button w/ribbon & elephant figurine: photo of Willk
1940.650
Campaign button: Reelect our President Franklin D. Roosevelt
INV.6980
Campaign button: carry on with Roosevelt
1940.521
Carry on with Roosevelt
1940.522
Campaign button: Roosevelt Wallace
1940.506
Campaign button: Roosevelt Wallace
1940.500
Campaign button: Roosevelt Wallace
1940.507
Campaign button: Roosevelt Wallace
1940.503
We don't want Eleanor either
1940.753
Campaign button: Willkie or Bust
1940.657
Campaign button: Willkie or Bust
1940.658
Campaign button: Willkie or Bust
1940.656
Campaign button: Thanksgiving Day Nov 5
1940.599
Campaign button: Carry on with Roosevelt
1940.835
Campaign button: London GOP Knox
1940.382
Campaign button: Landon GOP Knox
INV.7100
Campaign button: Roosevelt
1940.684
Button: Willkie for President
1940.861
Button: Willkie for President
1940.625
Button: We The People Need Willkie
1940.839
Collection of campaign buttons w/sun flower edge: Victory La
INV.7101
Collection of campaign buttons w/sun flower edge: Landon GOP
INV.7102
Collection of campaign buttons w/sun flower edge: Landon GOP
1940.749
Collection of campaign buttons w/sun flower edge: Landon GOP
INV.7103
Campaign button: Image of Roosevelt F.D.R.
1941.251
Collection of Campaign buttons: Image of Roosevelt
INV.7105
Ribbons
ca.1844
INV.7417
Badge
INV.10403
Pendant
INV.10407
Ribbon
INV.10248
Ribbon
INV.10401
Ribbon
INV.10402
Badge
INV.10242
Badge
ca. 1990
INV.10234
Badge in case
INV.10217
Pin and badge
INV.10219
Ribbon
ca. 1900
INV.10706
Pin
ca. 1900
INV.10708
Ribbon
ca. 1889
INV.10713
Button
INV.10333
Button
INV.3542
Ribbon w/medal: Republic Francaise 1914-1917
INV.3543
Ribbon w/medal & pin in box: Rebublique Francaise 1870
1943.41
Pin w/ribbon & medal in box: Office National du Tourisme
INV.3548
Ribbon with mount
ca. 1887
INV.10592
William Pitt Medal
ca. 1766
INV.3336
Badge
1941.540
Badge
1945.499
Badge
INV.3287
Creative: Tronvig Group