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Margaret Chase Smith Presidential Campaign Hat, 1964

Contributed by Margaret Chase Smith Library

A 1964 Presidential Campaign Hat given to Margaret Chase Smith by milliners to "toss into the ring." A tag attached inside the headband states "Best & Co. Fifth Ave. New York." It is made with blue netting material and has blue and white silk flowers attached.

Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith sought the presidency in 1964. She became the first women to have her name placed in nomination by a major political party.

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  • Title: Margaret Chase Smith Presidential Campaign Hat, 1964
  • Creator: Best & Company, New York
  • Creation Date: 1964
  • Subject Date: 1964
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk, netting
  • Dimensions: 12.70 cm x 22.86 cm
  • Local Code: 870
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-7133
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