Campaign buttons, ribbons and other election items through the years, found in a video about the 1972 primary campaign season at The National Archives. If you’re wondering why Harold Stassen keeps coming up, it’s because he ran for the Republican Party nomination 60 billion times (approximately).

Edit: Regarding malgorp’s question below about the Father Coughlin reference: Father Charles Coughlin was a very popular radio host at the time of the 1936 presidential election, and a particularly virulent opponent of Franklin Roosevelt. Here’s what he told a crowd of pensioners that summer:

As far as the National Union is concerned, no candidate who is endorsed for Congress can campaign, go electioneering for, or support the great betrayer and liar, Franklin D. Roosevelt. … I ask you to purge the man who claims to be a democrat from the Democratic Party—I mean Franklin Double-Crossing Roosevelt.
Here’s a good bio essay (and the source for the quote above): Father Charles E. Coughlin—The “Radio Priest” of the 1930s by Karen G. Ketchaver.

Via The National Archives

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