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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 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-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 circular celluloid process political button from Bobby Richardson's primary election campaign for Kentucky lieutenant governor in 1991. The button has a white background with red letter that reads "BOBBY RICHARDSON / LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR" along the top and bottom edge of the button. There is a line drawing of Richardson smoking a pipe in the center of the button. The button has a safety-pin fastener on back.

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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 circular political button, produced by lithographic process, for Bill Stansbury during his Louisville mayoral campaign in the early 1970's. It has a yellow background and the following slogan, "Stansbury for Mayor", in red script. The following inscription is located on the side, "Paid for by the Stansbury for Mayor Committee William S. Haynes Treasurer", in red script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a political campaign button for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Louie B. Nunn who ran in the 1967 Kentucky Governor's race. It uses a celluloid process with a white background. The words are imprinted in blue lettering with "INAUGURATION" across the top, followed by "WE WON / WITH / NUNN / DEC. 12, 1967" which is also in blue. There is a metal stick pin affixed to the back of the button.

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This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process, for Nelson Rockefeller during his 1964 presidential campaign. It has a blue background and the slogan, "Rocky!" in white script. The side reads, "Empress Specialty Co. N.Y. 10, N.Y.". It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a circular political button, produced by celluloid process, for E. P. Sawyer and John Sawyer during their County Judge and Mayoral campaigns respectively. It has a purple and white background. The top half (purple background) reads, "E. P./Sawyer/COUNTY JUDGE", in white script. The bottom half (white background) reads, "John/Sawyer/MAYOR", in purple script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a circular political campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Marlow Cook. It has blue (top) and white (bottom) background. The top half has the slogan, "Young Kentuckians/ for" in white print, and the bottom half reads, "COOK" in blue print. It has a stickpin on the back.

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This is a political campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Thurston B. Morton. It has a white background with blue band just below the middle across middle. Above the blue band is a slogan that reads, "VOTE/THE MAN" in red print ("THE MAN" being underlined). Within the blue band is the name "MORTON", in white print. It has a sitckpin on the back

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Presidential campaign of Lee Iacocca in 1988. The button has a metallic silver background with lettering that reads "DRAFT/ LEE" in black, "IACOCCA!!" in blue and "FOR/ PRESIDENT" in black. The "O" and "C: in the name is incorporated into the numerals "88" in the center. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a rectangular metal lapel pin for the State Auditor campaign of Ben Chandler in 1991. The pin is brass with a rim showing around white enamel on the front with bright blue lettering that reads "CHANDLER '91". There is a stud fastener on the back.

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This is a campaign ribbon from William McKinley's 1896 run for the presidency. It features a photograph of the candidate attached to the ribbon by a small blue and white ribbon at the top and a small red ribbon at the bottom. The ribbon itself is red with a printed gold frame around the top and sides of the photo, the words "PATRIOTISM/PROTECTION/ PROSPERITY" printed in gold above the photo, and "WILLIAM MCKINLEY/THE NATIONS CHOICE" in gold below the photo. The bottom of the ribbon is fringed and the top is attached to a decorative brass safety pin. The pin is rectangular with rounded ends, a beaded border, and a field of raised diamonds that are separated by a twisted rope pattern.

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This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process. It has a light green background and reads, "Lindsay,/Perrotta,/Garelik." in white script. The side reads, "Think Ideas, Inc. N.Y.C.". It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a circular political button, produced by the celluloid process. It has a lime-green background with the slogan, "TODD'S/SQUAD", in white script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

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This is a celluloid process button with a copper straight pin and tinplate backing. The front of the button features a sepia background with a black and white portrait of William McKinley. The maker's mark is stamped on the tinplate backing and reads "PHOTO JEWELERY MFG. CO. CHICAGO / PIN-LOCK PAT. MAY 31 '98".

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Bob Kerrey in 1992. The button has a green background with a white silhouette of the United States in the mid section. Over the silhouette there is a black and white photo of Kerrey. Above the silhouette there is white lettering that reads "KERREY" and below is white lettering that reads "FOR PRESIDENT 1992" Between the silhouette and the lettering below is a white unreadable union printers label. A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This Bill Clinton and Al Gore political button is a heart shaped celluloid-type button with a hook and pin latch on tinplate backing. The face of the button has a red background with a color sketch jugate of Bill Clinton and Albert Gore in black suits and red ties. Printed in white above jugate is "CLINTON & GORE CARE". On the right center edge printed in white is the copyright symbol followed by "CB92-02H-01a".