On July 12, 1984, Walter Mondale made history in Saint Paul when he introduced Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate for the Vice Presidency of the United States. Rep. Ferraro was the first woman, and the first Italian-American, to run on a major party ticket. Geraldine Ferraro passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011 after a long battle with multiple myeloma. These photos and objects are just a sample of the many items from the 1984 campaign in the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections.
Learn more about Ferraro and Mondale’s campaign in the Walter F. Mondale Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society.
“McCain / Palin” button. Button has color portraits/photos of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, John McCain and Sarah Palin. Button was distributed during the 2008 Republican National Convention, held in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center.
And while we’re on the subject of Washington, come Discover the Real George Washington, on display at the Minnesota Historical Society from February 22 - May 29, 2011. Happy Birthday, George!