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A Bryan/Stevenson parasol, circa 1900.
Jordan Wright spent 40 years collecting presidential and political memorabilia which has only been displayed once. Now his son, Austin, wants to build a space to permanently display the collection of one million pieces and fund a traveling exhibition.
Credit: Museum of Democracy/ Gary Mamay
A John Kerry inflatable punching bag, 2004.
A William Henry Harrison log-cabin themed brooch, 1840.
A George Washington button
A Teddy Roosevelt metal whistle, “Teddy’s Trademark Teeth,” 1912.
A 1952 Corn Flakes box promoting voting with images of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.
A George Washington picture flag used at his swearing-in.
Good Humor wrappers for John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon ice cream bars, 1960.
A paper dress depicting Robert F. Kennedy.
A George W. Bush piñata, 2000.
A folk art portrait of Abraham Lincoln, made of seeds and saplings.
A Ulysses S. Grant paper lantern, 1868.
A James Garfield and Chester B. Author parade cape, 1880.
Undated photo of original campaign buttons from the collection of Jordan Wright
Credit: Austin Wirght
Democrats campaigning against Republican William McKinley made a doll depicting McKinley on one side and an African-American girl on the other when it was flipped over.
A miniature coffin made by Republicans that read "talked to death," in reference to William Jennings Bryan.
The estimated-one million pieces of presidential memorabilia were kept by the Wright family in storage lockers in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York.
Credit: Austin Wright