Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Additional Online Media

Catalog Data

Distributed by:
United States Government, American, founded 1789  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Jim Vance, American, 1942 - 2017  Search this
Subject of:
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961  Search this
NBC4 Universal, American  Search this
ink on paper, plastic, metal, nylon
H x W x D: 22 13/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 in. (58 × 7.5 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (2018.107.8a): 3 15/16 × 2 15/16 in. (10 × 7.5 cm)
H x W x D (2018.107.8b): 19 5/16 × 13/16 × 1 in. (49 × 2 × 2.5 cm)
passes (tickets)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
January 21, 2013
A journalist pass from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration owned by Jim Vance. The badge has a blue lanyard (2018.107.8b) with a black plastic and steel clasp. White text on the lanyard reads “Rethink Possible” and has the AT&T logo next to it. The front of the badge (2018.107.8a) is yellow and white with the 2013 Presidential Inauguration logo at top. Printed in black text at the center of the badge is “JAMES / VANCE / WRC TV NBC4 / MEDIA.” Next to this is a color image of Jim Vance. Printed in black ink at the bottom of the badge is “UNDERLAY REQUIRED / FOR ACCESS.” The back of the badge is white with black text and lists the terms and conditions of the badge.
African American  Search this
Identity  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
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:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture