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.
John Kerry punching bag
A John Kerry inflatable punching bag, 2004.
William Henry Harrison brooch
A William Henry Harrison log-cabin themed brooch, 1840.
George Washington button
A George Washington button
Teddy Roosevelt whistle
A Teddy Roosevelt metal whistle, “Teddy’s Trademark Teeth,” 1912.
1952 Corn Flakes box
A 1952 Corn Flakes box promoting voting with images of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.
George Washington flag
A George Washington picture flag used at his swearing-in.
Good Humor bars
Good Humor wrappers for John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon ice cream bars, 1960.
A paper dress depicting Robert F. Kennedy.
George W. Bush Piñata, 2000
A George W. Bush piñata, 2000.
Abraham Lincoln portrait
A folk art portrait of Abraham Lincoln, made of seeds and saplings.
Ulysses S. Grant paper lantern
A Ulysses S. Grant paper lantern, 1868.
Garfield/Arthur parade cape
A James Garfield and Chester B. Author parade cape, 1880.
Museum of Democracy
Undated photo of original campaign buttons from the collection of Jordan Wright
William McKinley doll
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.
William Jennings Bryan coffin
A miniature coffin made by Republicans that read "talked to death," in reference to William Jennings Bryan.
Housed in storage lockers in Queens
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.