Check Out Vintage Political Memorabilia on the LES this Weekend

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 at 9:33 am by

Like IKE? This Sunday, the Seward Park High School Alumni Association is joining forces with the Big Apple Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors for a special political memorabilia show. Buttons, posters, and other vintage campaign swag will be on display and available for purchase.

According to Big Apple Chapter president Tony Lee, “ Your first experience at one of these shows will feel like a kid in a candy store as soon as you walk in. You will see more vintage, authentic political material in one room than you will find in a lifetime of searching antique shops and flea markets.”

There will also be a small exhibit dedicated to Alfred E. Smith on display, the four-term Governor of New York, who once resided on the Lower East Side. This year marks the 90th anniversary of him being nominated the Democratic Party candidate for President in 1928.

It’s apparently the only show of its kind taking place in the five boroughs this year, so make haste. It’s happening at the newly renovated Grand Hall of St. Mary’s Church (440 Grand Street) February 4, from 9am to 2pm. Admission is $3.00.

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