Check out these wild sunglasses! The chains wrapped over the wearer’s ears and the large circles dangled down like earrings, holding the glasses in place. While clearly not the most practical design for sunglasses, the bold stars and stripes motif and Gerald Fords dangling by the wearer’s chin would certainly be eye-catching! Unfortunately for Ford, he lost this election.
Also, they couldn’t get a more peppy picture of Ford to use? Like one of him smiling? (Or maybe that is him smiling?)
Souvenir Sunglasses from Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 Presidential Campaign
From DocsTeach, The online tool for teaching with documents from the US National Archives
Original source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Collection
National Archives Identifier: 28360679
Full Citation: Museum Object 1981.281; Souvenir Sunglasses from Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 Presidential Campaign; 1976; Artifacts Relating to the Life and Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, 1977 - 2009; Collection GRF-MCOLL: Gerald R. Ford Museum Collection; Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.