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Shopping bag

Object Number: 
2017.26.2
Date: 
2008
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall (folded flat): 1/8 × 12 1/4 × 15 1/2 in. (0.3 × 31.1 × 39.4 cm)
Marks: 
Printed below the portrait: BARACK OBAMA / 44th President. Printed vertically on each narrow side: BARACK OBAMA / 44th President
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Bag has two (2) navy blue woven fabric rope handles. Both sides of the bag are printed with a portrait of Barack Obama surrounded by sections of the USA flag, stars, fireworks and the White House.

Gallery Label: 

This grocery bag is an example of political memorabilia from the 2008 presidential election in a much more ephemeral format than pin-back buttons and bumper stickers. This bag supports Democratic candidate Barack Obama, and was received in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Linda S. Ferber
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group