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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-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 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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Ribbon, Political -

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 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".

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type button for the 1992 presidential and vice-presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. The button has a blue border with white text that reads "CLINTON - GORE / FOR NEW LEADERSHIP" around the edge. The center has a white circular background with black and white headshots of both candidates. The year "1992" is printed in red at the bottom below the images of the candidates.

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Button, Political -

This Pat Buchanan political button is a square celluloid-type button with a safety pin clasp and cardboard backing. The front of the button has a white background with a black and white photo of Patrick Buchanan in the center. Printed in red on the top portion of the button is "AMERICA / FIRST!". There is a single red star printed on both sides of Buchanan's portrait. "BUCHANAN '92" is printed in red along the bottom of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential campaign of Mario Cuomo in 1992. The button has a white background with a black and white photo on the right. There is a red band across the middle There is red lettering across the top that reads "AMERICA NEEDS", "CUOMO" in white on the red band and "in '92" in red below. On the curled under edge there is red lettering that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC 212-764-6330" followed by an unreadable union printer's label. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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Ribbon, Political -

This is a velvet political ribbon that was created for the 1888 Presidential campaign of Grover Cleveland. The ribbon has a black background and cotton embroidery in yellow, red, white and blue. At the top of the ribbon there is an embroidered yellow rooster facing towards the proper right. Beneath the rooster is the inscription, "Cleveland / & / Thurman" in white thread. At the bottom of the ribbon there are two crossed flags which are made to resemble the American Flag, but only have four stars in the blue field. The ribbon has a yellow embroidered border and yellow tassels hanging from the bottom.

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This Dwight D. Eisenhower flasher campaign button. It has a reflective, hologram surface made of plastic which flashes two different images depending on how it is held and tilted in the light. One image is a bust of Dwight Eisenhower in blue ink. The second image is of words which are stacked and read "I / LIKE / IKE." The background remains a white/silver color no matter which image is visible. The back of the object has a safety pin back. Stamped into the tin on the back of the pin are the words "DUOFOTA / BY / OLEET."

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This is a blue silk ribbon that was created for the New York County delegate to the Republican State Convention of 1904. There is a brass medallion handing from the bottom of the ribbon and a rectangular brass bar at the top of the ribbon with a hook and pin on the back. The brass bar has a floral border and an off-white section in the middle which contains the inscription, "DELEGATE". The medallion at the bottom has an oak leaf border and an eagle holding a draped American flag on the proper left and a laurel branch on the proper right. In the middle of the medallion there is a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W Fairbanks. The silk ribbon had a gold foil inscription that rea

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Medal, Political -

This is a two piece campaign medal from the 1888 Presidential re-election bid of Democrat Grover Cleveland and his running mate Allen G. Thurman. The upper plated tin portion is a spread-winged eagle clutching an olive branch and standing on a shield. It is attached by a link to the lower pot medal medallion. The front of the medallion features a beaded border, a small shield in the upper center, two ribbons tied in a bow below the shield and arching over the candidates images and bearing their names, olive leaves encircling the images, a small star in the lower center, and an eagle with outstretched wings at the bottom edge. The back also has a coin-like beaded border, the words "DEMOCRA

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the presidential campaign of Harry Truman and Alben Barkley in 1948. The button has a white background with two oval black and white photos of Harry Truman in the upper right and Alben Barkley in the lower left beneath a waving red, white and blue American flag. There is red lettering in the lower right area that reads "TRUMAN/ and BARKLEY". There are four dark blue stars on the upper left edge and 10 dark blue stars on the lower right edge. There is a stick pin attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis in 1988. The button has a white background with dark blue lettering that reads "DUKAKIS/ 1988". There is a blue and red line above and below the name. At the bottom of the button there is an Allied Printing of Toledo, Ohio union label in dark blue. There is dark blue lettering on the curled under edge that reads "DUKAKIS OF PRESIDENT 1988". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a rectangular celluloid process metal political button for the Presidential campaign of Bill Clinton in 1992. The button has a color photo of Bill and Hillary Clinton holding hands in front of a row of flags with blue confetti falling. Bill Clinton's right arm is raised in a wave. Over the bottom of the photo, there is white lettering that reads "CLINTON'92". There is black lettering on the bent under edge on the back that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC 212-764-6330" followed by a union printers label of local 174, AFL-CIO UFCW. There is a black cardboard back with a safety pin closure attached.

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This "Uncle Sam for Clinton" political button is a celluloid-type button with tinplate backing and safety pin-type clasp. The background of the front of the button is a light pink color with "I WANT BILL CLINTON" printed in dark green along the top border of the pin, and "FOR PRESIDENT '92" in red along the bottom. In the center of the button is a color illustration of Uncle Sam pointing forward.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the second term Presidential campaign of Clinton in 1992. The button has a blue background with oval black and white photos of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in the center. There is a red and white striped banner having chevron cut ends behind the photos. There is white lettering across the top, below the photos and around the bottom of the button that reads "REBUILD AMERICA", BILL CLINTON/ HILARY CLINTON" and "FOR OUR CHILDREN". 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 Presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush in 1992. The button has a beige background with a color drawing to an eagle's head facing right in the center. Above the eagle is black lettering that reads "VETERANS FOR". Below the eagle there is lettering that reads "BUSH" in dark blue and "QUAYLE" in red separated by two red wavy lines and a dark blue stripe with three white stars. At the bottom there is "92" in dark blue. There is unreadable lettering on the curled under edge, probably the printing company information. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.