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McCarthy campaign peace dress
One-piece fitted sleeveless dress with a jewel neckline and zipper back closure. It features round, multiple-sized "McCarthy" and "Peace" designs in two-tone blue all over. The dress was created and worn in support of Eugene McCarthy's bid for the 1968 presidential nomination, likely by a campaign worker. Young women turned out in huge numbers as volunteers for Eugene McCarthy during his bid for the 1968 Democratic nomination. A wide variety of clothing items (dresses, miniskirts, scarves, hats) were produced with the McCarthy and peace-symbol logos.
Content Category: artifacts
38 3/4 inches length
23 1/2 inches width
Made in: United States
Used in: United States
McCarthy, Eugene Joseph
Politics and government
Clothing. Women's Dresses. 1960s
Government & Politics. Elections. Campaign Paraphernalia
Creation: Approximately 1967 - Exactly 1968
From the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
1982.11.51 (Accession Number)