Journalist pass for an Inauguration Day event at the Newseum owned by Jim Vance

Printed by
Distributed by
Newseum, American, founded 1997
Owned by
Jim Vance, American, 1942 - 2017
Subject of
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961
NBC4 Universal, American
January 21, 2013
ink on paper, plastic, metal, nylon
H x W x D: 24 7/16 × 3 1/8 × 3/8 in. (62 × 8 × 1 cm)
H x W (2018.107.7a): 5 7/16 × 3 1/8 in. (13.8 × 8 cm)
H x W x D (2018.107.7b): 19 × 3/8 × 3/8 in. (48.2 × 1 × 1 cm)
A journalist pass from the January 21, 2013 Inauguration Day event at the Newseum owned by Jim Vance. The badge has a yellow lanyard (2018.107.7b) with a metal clasp. The badge (2018.107.7a) is red, blue and yellow with white text. The badge has a hologram on the front at the top with two images that change depending on how it is viewed. One image depicts President Barack Obama with text that reads “PRESIDENT / BARACK OBAMA / 44th President of the United States.” The other image in the hologram is a picture of the Newseum with text that reads “2013 INAUGURATION DAY / AT THE / NEWSEUM / January 21, 2013.” Printed below the hologram in black and white text is “MEDIA ACCESS / LEVELS 6 2 / GROUP / NBC4 (WRC-TV). The back of the badge has additional information about the opening of the Newseum and terms and conditions of the badge.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Memorabilia and Ephemera
passes (tickets)
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of James H. Vance, III
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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