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    John F. Kennedy: Wonderful DNC Straw Hat with Rare Buttons. Straw hat worn by an enthusiastic Kennedy partisan at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. The Panama-style hat was decorated by the owner to suit the occasion. There are thirty-seven common litho picture pins placed around the brim, under the brim, the crown and on the donkey. A red pineapple can be pinned onto the donkey's head. It wears a ribbon around its neck reading "1960 Connecticut". The crown is covered in multiple ribbons inscribed "Kennedy" and there are two ribbons pinned to the underside. The front has a red "brush" rosette with attached "Let's Win" slogan pin and a recycled JFK for Vice President picture pin from the 1956 DNC with the word "Vice" scratched off. The back side has a Connecticut delegate's badge attached with a very rare 1 1/2" slogan pin inscribed "All the Way With Kennedy" pinned to ribbons that say "Our Next President". A great display piece and one-of-a-kind creation.
    From the collection of Ed Sullivan.

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    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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