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Object Name: Necktie
Date: 1940
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Medium: Synthetic textile
Dimensions: Overall: 43 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 110.5 x 8.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Maroon campaign necktie from the 1940 presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie; "Willkie" embroidered repeatedly in white in angled stripes.
Object Number: INV.7121
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Marks: embroidered: all over: "Willkie" embroidered: tag on underside: "David Landau/ 469 LEXINGTON AVE./ NEW YORK/ CHENEY CRAVATS/ RESILIENT/ CONSTRUCTION"

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Wendell Willkie ran against FDR in the 1940 presidential campaign on the Republican ticket.

Exhibitions:

"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.

"If Elected: The Game of American Politics," New-York Historical Society, July 4, 2008-January 11, 2009.