Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Political Flip Flop

An odd little artifact picked up for two dollars at a yard sale.

One side:


And the other:



It is made of aluminum.  It looks to be a pendant of some sort, perhaps the plain silver hanger had ornamentation on it.  Maybe it was something like a medal that clipped on a lapel?

It is designed to be easily flipped back and forth.  Maybe that would come in handy at parties.


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As to date there are no clues.  It is a cheap little thing, probably a locally made novelty product. Since it is rather worn, and the elephant looks happier than the donkey we can assume it is not from the current electoral cycle.

3 comments:

The Old Man said...

It looks as if it were spun fast enough, it would be a "flip book" political French postcard....

next door Laura said...

Hmm... Hold the handle, give it a spin and you will have your clue. Not sure the elephant is as happy as he looks.

Tacitus2 said...

Oh my. The metaforeplay aspects of this are appalling. Good thing it predates serious third party involvement. That would get really kinky....