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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Larry Hopkins in 1991. The button has a dark blue background with yellow lettering that reads "HOPKINS/ For/ GOVERNOR". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a celluloid-type pinback button with a safety pin enclosure. It has a light blue background with red text. In the center of the button are images of Mike Dukakis, Sam Nunn, and Ted Kennedy. The text reads "'WE LIKE MIKE'/DUKAKIS IN '88".

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This is a circular campaign button, produced by lithographic process, to support a local referendum on a bond issue for the Louisville Zoological Gardens. It has an orange background with the slogan, "BACK / THE / ZOO" in black script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the U.S. congressional campaign of Chris Gorman in 1991. The button has a white background with a red stripe across the top with white lettering that reads "CHRIS", a dark blue stripe across the middle with white lettering that reads "GORMAN" and dark blue lettering across the bottom that reads "DEMOCRAT". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Brereton Jones in 1991. The button has white background with dark blue lettering that reads "JONES/ '91". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a molded gold toned metal lapel pin from a Joe Evan political campaign. The pin is molded into the shape of a rooster running toward the right, and it is colored with yellow, red, and white enamel. The name "Joe / EVANS" is below and is colored with blue enamel. The back of the pin has a maker's mark that reads, "S&S." There is a butterfly clasp on the back of the pin.

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This is a circular celluloid type political button for the Drexel Davis political campaign for Secretary of State in Kentucky. The background is light beige with brown lettering and features a sepia photograph of Drexel Davis in a circle in the middle. Around the photograph across the top the wording reads "DREX DAVIS", "FOR" on each side and around the bottom reads "SECRETARY OF STATE". The back of the button is tinplate with a stick pin closure.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Larry Hopkins in 1991. The button has a bright blue background with yellow lettering across the middle that reads "HOPKINS" and white lettering around the top and bottom that reads "HONEST CHANGE" and "GOVERNOR". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Lieutenant Governor campaign of Steve Collins in 1991. The button has a white background with blue lettering that reads "Steve/ Collins/ Lt. Governor '91". A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the State Treasurer campaign of Drex Davis, Jr. in 1991. The button has a white background with a blue tint photo of Davis in the middle and dark blue lettering across the top and around the bottom of the button that reads "Drex Davis, Jr. and "State Treasurer". There is a dark blue unreadable union printers label on the curled under edge and a safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Secretary of State campaign of Alma Waddell in 1987. The button has a white background with dark blue lettering that reads "Alma/ Waddell/ Secretary of State/ Paid for by the Committee/ to Elect Alma Waddell Secretary of State/ Rudean Adams, Treasurer". There is a small unreadable union printers label at the bottom and "MADE IN U.S.A." in dark blue on the curled under edge. A pinback is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button from Harry W. Hieneman's Democratic primary campaign for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. It has a bright yellow background with "ELECT / HARRY W. / HIENEMAN / DEMOCRAT / COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE." There is a farm scene across the bottom printed in black. The button has a stick pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a circular celluloid-type political button for the presidential campaign of Robert "Bob" Dole in 1980. The background is white with lettering in black and a black and white photograph of the candidate in a suit jacket and tie. The message on the button reads "ELECT / DOLE / 1980." The letters in the name "Dole" are stacked vertically. There is small black text printed along the lower edge that reads, "KANSAS FOR DOLE 1980." The back of the button is made of tinplate and has a collet and stick pin closure.

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This is a celluloid processed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button front has a red ring around the edge with white text. In the center is a color image of Warren G. Harding. The text reads: "FOR PRESIDENT/WARREN G. HARDING". The button has a paper backing.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Harvey Sloane in 1979. The button has a white background with dark blue lettering across the top that reads "WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE". There is dark blue lettering in the center that reads "FOR GOVERNOR/ Sloane" with a red stripe above and below. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Paul Patton's 1991 campaign for Kentucky lieutenant governor. The button has a blue background with a color photo of Patton in the center and white lettering across the top and at the bottom that reads "PAUL PATTON” and ”Lieutenant Governor”. There is a small white adhered paper with an unreadable union printer’s label over incised lettering that reads ”BADGE-A-MINIT” and ”LASALLE ILL. 61310." There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the 1987 Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign of Harry G. "Gippy" Graham. The button has a green background with a black and white photo of Graham in the center and white lettering above and below that reads "UNLOCK KENTUCKY'S POTENTIAL/ SUPERINTENDENT OF" and "PUBLIC INSTRUCTION/ HARRY G. 'GIPPY' GRAHAM". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the 1987 Secretary of State campaign of Bremer Ehrler. The button has a red background on the upper 60% and white on the lower 40%. On the upper portion there is white lettering that reads "Bremer/ Ehrler/ Democrat" and red lettering on the lower portion that reads "SECRETARY/ OF STATE" and a union printer's label. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political pin for the State Auditor campaign of Ben Chandler in 1991. The button has a white background with a drawing of a soldier holding a waving American flag in red and dark blue in the center. There is dark blue lettering across the top and bottom that reads "Ben Chandler/ Auditor". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a molded plastic clip political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Floyd Poore in 1991. The clip has the shape of a paper clip with a solid center. The clip is white with blue lettering that reads "VOTE/ Dr. Floyd G. Poore/ Governor 91". There is a thick red line beneath "Dr. Floyd" before "Governor 91".