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Pillow

Object Number: 
2017.16.8
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Cotton and polyester
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 × 15 × 15 in. (15.2 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Marks: 
Tag affixed to exterior at bottom left: “Under penalty of law this tag is not / to be removed except by the consumer / All new material consisting of: / 100% polyester fiber / covering: 100% cotton duck / Uniform reg. no. PA-27596 (NY).” Verso of tag
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Square pillow in zippered, fabric cover with natural (ecru) front and marine blue back. Face of front is embroidered with image of the White House topped by American flag, and with blue crossed stitched slogan: “A WOMAN’S / PLACE / IS IN THE / WHITE HOUSE.” White house and slogan framed with border of red, cross-stitched, diamond chain.

Gallery Label: 

The New-York Historical Society’s museum collection includes hundreds of artifacts related to presidential campaigns. Presidents and presidential candidates represented include John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, Wendell Wilkie, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Al Gore, George W. Bush, and Barak Obama. This group of Hillary Clinton campaign ephemera was purchased by New-York Historical Society Chairman’s Council member Susan Millstein, primarily from the Hillary Clinton campaign website. Among the highlights included in this gift is a deck of playing cards adorned with messages such as “Women’s rights are no joke,” the t-shirt designed for the campaign by Joseph Altuzurra, a New York-based fashion designer, and the campaign throw pillow reminiscent of early American women’s needlework samplers. Altuzurra, along with Marc Jacobs and Tori Burch, was one of several New York City designers who created t-shirts to raise money for the Clinton campaign.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susan and Ira Millstein
Provenance: 

Donor acquired the objects as gifts in November 2016.

Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group