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Ike Pin

"IKE" [Eisenhower] rhinestone pin from 1952 or 1956 election.

Campaign Button

Tab from Holshouser campaign for Governor, 1972. Holshouser was the first Republican governer elected in North Carolina in the twentieth century.

Emery Board

Democrat Barney Paul Woodard may have been trying for the female vote with this emery board. A pharmacist from Princeton, NC, Woodard served three terms as a representative in the state legislature from 1971 to 1977.

Shoe Shine Packet

"Instant shoe shine" advertising candidates Robert Morgan for U.S. Senate and Rufus Edmisten for attorney general in 1974.

Campaign Ribbon

Democratic donkey charm from 1976 advertising "O'Herron for Governor." O'Herron's family founded the Eckerd Drug chain.
Despite the "folksy" nature of this piece, WWII veteran O'Herron was one of the wealthiest North Carolinians to make a bid for the office of governor. He lost his party's nomination to Jim Hunt.



Thimble "Sew Right for North Carolina: Vote for Dan Moore for Governor," 1964. Daniel Killian Moore was the Democratic governor of North Carolina from 1965 to 1969. Born in Asheville, Moore was a veteran of World War II and served as a superior court judge in North Carolina in the 1950s.