Richard M. Nixon Political Campaign Hat, 1960

Cellucap Manufacturing Company1960

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

At the Republican Convention, Nixon chose Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (an old-school politician from Massachusetts) as his running mate, hoping to divert John F. Kennedy's valuable time and resources toward securing his Massachusetts base of support (this strategy ultimately failed). During their campaign, using campaign giveaways like this, Nixon and Lodge stressed political experience and superior foreign policy knowledge.


  • Title: Richard M. Nixon Political Campaign Hat, 1960
  • Creator: Cellucap Manufacturing Company
  • Date: 1960
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Subject Keywords: Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985, Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Elections, Political campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, United States presidents, Vice-presidential candidates, Hats
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Hat
  • Object ID: 2001.75.1
  • Image ID: THF100092
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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