New York Public Library Hosts Exhibit on Presidential Campaigning Materials

By Maryann Yin 

NYPL 42nd StThe New York Public Library (NYPL) has been hosting a new exhibit called “The Politics of Persuasion: 150 Years of Presidential Campaigning.” Philip Sutton served as the curator for this program.

Here’s more from the press release: “The New York Public Library’s Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy has been collecting political ephemera for decades, and has compiled thousands of items from the early 19th century to the modern day…Just weeks before the 2016 president election, it showcases a variety of materials connected to presidential elections over the last 150 years — from a lapel pin with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln to a Barry Goldwater bumper sticker.”

Some of the other items being featured include a tote bag, a 1972 election guide, and a banner from Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. This display can be found on the third floor at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The closing date has been set for October 19.