June 4, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Philadelphian Alfio J. Brindisi has been collecting American political memorabilia for nearly 50 years. His collection, described as a “museum of political artifacts,” includes over 15,000 items from political pins to cigars, hats, masks, pennants, plates, posters, teapots, toys, even toilet paper rolls featuring images of individual candidates. Like many avid collectors of political memorabilia, Brindisi is passionate about American history and preserving its history by collecting political ephemera.
Political pins are the largest portion of Brindisi’s extensive collection. His earliest dates back to 1864 and his most recent acquisitions include pins from the 2016 presidential campaign.
This exhibition is a small sampling of Brindisi’s collection of American political pins and is presented in conjunction with the 2016 Democratic National Convention hosted in Philadelphia, July 25-28, 2016.