7.25 in HIGH x 5.25 in WIDE x 3.25 in DEEP
(18.41 cm HIGH x 13.33 cm WIDE x 8.25 cm DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" Exhibition at the Great Hall, August 28, 2004-February 28, 2005.

The Packaging: The box is red, white and blue: on the front, the box frames the Barry bobble head and reads "Win With Barry" on the top, next to which there is a yellow circle that says "sticks to dashboard" on the bottom of the from it says "Senator Barry Goldwater, Remco". On either side of the box Goldwaters name is given in the periodic table abbreviations [AuH20], there is a drawing of Arizona with a star and Phoenix labeled, as well as the seal of the U.S. Senate. Below the drawings it reads, "Another true to-life Remco replica of outstanding personalities in the headlines! Inspired gift for ardent Republicans -- gag-gift for 'dyed-in-the-wool' Democrats. Especially made to attach to cars. GOP's MAN of the hour" On the very bottom of both sides is Senator Barry M. Goldwater written in very large type face. On the top is Mr. Goldwaters name, as well as an elephant [the Republican parties mascot] and the Remco signage. On the inside of the packaging is a rendering of a political rally, in which the crowd is holding signes that read Go Barry. The actual Barry doll is wearing a black suit and tie, with a beige cowboy hat, it has waving its right hand, and looking thru large glasses. There is a pin that says Barry on it, which has fallen off its lapel, but is still in the box.

Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 - May 29, 1998) was an American politician and figurehead of the modern conservative movement in the United States. He was the Republican candidate for the Presidency in the 1964 election, losing to Lyndon Johnson. Before Goldwater, the Republican Party was not clearly committed to political conservatism. He alarmed even some of his fellow partisans with his brand of staunch fiscal conservatism and militant anti-Communism. After boldly declaring in a 1964 speech that "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice ...", Goldwater was painted as a dangerous figure by the incumbent Johnson administration, which countered Goldwater's slogan "In your heart, you know he's right" with the line "In your guts, you know he's nuts." Goldwater garnered only thirty-nine percent of the election day vote, but he changed the Republican Party forever. The 1964 Republican Convention was held at the Cow Palace, in San Francisco, July 13-16, 1964, resulting in the nomination of Barry Goldwater for president with William Miller for vice president.

Used: Barry Goldwater | 1964 Republican National Convention | Toy | Republican | Political candidate | Political campaign

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