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November 4, 2010

Humphrey campaign dress

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 2:09 pm

Humphrey campaign dress

During his 1968 presidential bid, Hubert Humphrey opened a retail store in Washington, D.C. that merchandised a variety of campaign paraphernalia. Clothing was particularly well stocked, and one of the most unique items in the store was this women’s go-go dress. Featuring prominent African-American leaders, entertainers and sports heroes of the era, the dress represented both Humphrey’s Civil Rights crusade and his strive for the African-American vote.

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2 Responses to “Humphrey campaign dress”

  1. Molly Says:

    Very cool! I have something very similar to this, but rooting for the other guy! Somehow, my grandparents managed to save a paper campaign dress emblazoned with the word “NIXON” over and over again all the way around the dress. I’m amazed it hasn’t been torn yet…

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