Apparently Frisbee is a brand name. And this is an Official Frisbee Brand frisbee. I wonder what you call a non-Frisbee frisbee, like how Q-Tips are “cotton swabs”.
3. Wristwatch with Ford’s face
It’s got Gerald’s face right in the middle! Who wouldn’t want this?
4. Logo belt buckles
So this seems like a bit of a swindle - some enterprising company sold a shadowbox display with two belt buckles with the names of each candidate. But it’s clearly just a Ford Motors buckle. What gives?
5. Naughty pin
Favorite 4-letter words, eh? This was 1976 so it was actually probably WEED, MAAN
6. Weird ’70s sunglasses
I’ve never seen sunglasses like this where the stems are actually chains. And with weighted photos of Ford to keep them in place.
8. Pin with groovy ’70s font
I had no idea people were so into calling him “Jerry”.
9. Red bowler hait
I’m a big hat person, I would totally wear a red bowler.
10. Republican elephant Christmas tree ornament
This kinda looks a little wonky, like it’s actually a shrinky-dink.
11. Elephant stuffed animal
What was with that kind of sewing eyes on stuffed animals in the ’70s? How frightening.
12. Collection of “XX For Ford” pins
This names every possible ethnic group: American Indians for Ford, Estonians for Ford, Italian Americans for Ford, Japanese Americans, Lebanese, Slovaks, etc…. The interesting thing here is why some of these have “American” after and some don’t? Why “Greek Americans” but then just “Polish”? There must’ve have been some decision making process on these, and I’d love to know what it was.
13. Overly designed yard sign
Nice font here. Not too busy all all. And the weird swirly eagle isn’t visually confusing at all. JUST KIDDING.
15. Gerald Ford as Fonzie pin
This may be the greatest thing ever. “Heeeyyyyyy.”
16. The only better campaign merchandise ever might have been:
You tell ‘em, Nixon.