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Tote bag

Object Number: 
2017.16.7
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Cotton, plastic
Dimensions: 
Marks: 
Plastic label affixed inside bag: “DiMilo / industries / union made / in the USA / Workers Unite! / ASI #49755”
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Square canvas tote bag with long, attached, mesh strap handles. Slogan in marine blue vinyl letters printed on each side of bag: “I’M / WITH / HER” [H with arrow design] and with light blue logo: “WORKERS / XXX XXX / UNITED” also printed with logo on front and back sides of bag.

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