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Image of Button, Political - Button, Kennedy

Button, Political - Button, Kennedy

This is a circular lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has a white background with a blue arc at the bottom. The text on the button is in red and white and is in Spanish. There is a blue and white image of John F. Kennedy in the center of the button. Above this is red text that reads "TRIUMFA CON" and below the image in white text is "KENNEDY".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign pin-back button made using the celluloid process. It has a two-colored background of red at the top, a white center strip and a faded blue circular band at bottom. There is a black and white bust photo of Kennedy. Kennedy is looking to the right. Above the photo around the rim is the word "KENNEDY" in white text over the red background. Across the faded blue band at bottom are the words "For PRESIDENT" in white text. Along the rim at bottom are the words in white text "N. G. Slater Corp.N.Y.C."

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential pin-back button made using the lithographic process. There is a black and white bust photo of Kennedy in the center. He is facing towards the right. Above the photo around the rim is the word "KENNEDY" in white text over a red background. The middle consists of a white band 5/16" in width. The bottom band is blue. There are two small blue printer's labels along the edge of the button with illegible text. The Green Duck Company has their business name printed in blue text along the side and it reads, "GREEN DUCK CO."

Image of Pin, Political

Pin, Political -

This is a "IKE" lapel pin from Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign. The goldtone metal pin is made of three letters that spell "IKE", and the pin has a tack on the back with a butterfly clasp.

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Button, Political -

This is a political button from the 1948 Truman/Barkley presidential campaign. It was made by the lithographic process and is printed in blue and white. The upper and lower quarters of the circle are blue with white letters, while the middle half is white with blue letters. It says "VOTE / TRUMAN / AND / BARKLEY / IN '48."

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type pinback button with a straight pin enclosure. It has a green peanut on vine in the foreground and in green text, "CARTER/FOR/President".

Image of Button, Political - Button, Ronald Reagan

Button, Political - Button, Ronald Reagan

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in 1980. The button has a white background with navy blue lettering that reads "REAGAN/ FOR/ PRESIDENT" using an art deco font. Around the curled under edge there is navy blue lettering that reads "HEWIG MARVIC Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222". There is a stick pin attached to the back.

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This is circular celluloid process metal political button with a grosgrain ribbon and a plastic donkey on a piece of yarn attached for the presidential campaign of George McGovern in 1972. The button has a black and white photograph of George McGovern in the center surrounded by white lettering on blue background reading "MC GOVERN" at the top and "FOR PRESIDENT" at the bottom. Between the lettering on each side are red and white stripes. A ribbon with dark blue, white and red vertical stripes is adhered to the back as well as a stylized gold metallic donkey hangs by a red yarn loop. The ribbon has pinked ends with the bottom edge at an angle. A stick pin is attached to the back.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular political campaign button from Joe Biden's 1988 United States Presidential campaign. It is a celluloid-type button with a safety-pin closure. The button has a white background with blue text that reads "Senator/ JOE BIDEN/ FOR PRESIDENT/1988." It also features a image of the state of Delaware on the left of the text with "DEL" written inside the borders. There is a blue Allied Printing Trades Council union label printed along the lower edge of the button. The maker's information is also printed along the bottom edge.

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Button, Political -

This is a celluloid-type pinback button with a safety pin enclosure. It has a white background and black text. The text reads "MOVE OVER RON & NANCY/HERE COME MIKE & KITTY" and surrounds a color photo of Mike and Kitty Dukakis.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis in 1988. The button has a red background with a black and white photo of Dukakis in the center. Around the button there is white lettering that reads "IN THE KENNEDY TRADITION/ DUKAKIS IN '88". There is white lettering on the curled under edge that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC (212)764-6330" followed by an unreadable union printers label in white. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular lithographed political button from the 1972 presidential campaign of Richard Nixon. It has a white background with red and blue text that reads, "Re-elect / the / President." The first line is in red and the other two lines are printed in blue.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Richard Nixon

Button, Political - Button, Richard Nixon

This is a circular lithographed button with a white background. The button has a straight pin enclosure. Red text on the button front reads "NIXON'S/FOR/VETS". There is an inscription and union label on the back edge of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a political campaign button, made by celluloid-type process for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson's presidential and vice presidential campaign. It has a white background with a donkey and the slogan, "LEADERSHIP / IN THE / '60S", in red print. The names of the two candidates appear at the top and bottom of the button, "KENNEDY / JOHNSON", in blue print. There is a manufacturing label on the side that reads, "Fargo Rubber Stamp, Fargo N.D.", in blue print. It has a stickpin with a latch on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Woodrow Wilson

Button, Political - Button, Woodrow Wilson

This is a small circular button with a straight pin enclosure. It has a dark blue background with white text. The center text is "WILSON". Above this, the text reads "FOR ME". Below "WILSON", the text reads "AND MINE".

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This is a campaign button for the 1904 presidential election featuring a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt surrounded by red, white, and blue embellishment on a tan or gold background. Roosevelt's portrait is forward-facing on a white oval background overlaying a ruffled American flag. The button was manufactured as celluloid-process with tinplate backing. The reverse appears to have initially had a paper label, but the label is now missing.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This is a campaign button from the 1904 presidential election. The button was manufactured utilizing celluloid-process with a tinplate backing. The front of the button features a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt on a gold background. The reverse features a paper label with a maker's mark and patent information. The label includes the following inscription printed in black: "Made by/ F. F. PULVER CO./ BUTTONS, BADGES./ ROCHESTER, N. Y./ Get a collection of Buttons:/ Send for Catalogue./ Patented Feb. 17, 1903, Apr. 19, 19[terminating digits missing]".

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Pin, Political -

This is a brass campaign pin with a brass pin and ribbon bar at the top. Engraved on the bar is the year "1888" with a decorative spade-shape design on each side. There is a red, white, and blue silk ribbon sewn around the bar and cut in the shape of a chevron at the bottom edge. Pinned to the ribbon is a metal picture frame in the shape of a shield holding a sepia-toned photo of Benjamin Harrison.

Image of Badge, Political

Badge, Political -

This object is an alternate's badge from the 1916 Democratic National Convention held in St. Louis, Missouri. The pin is of heavy brass and has a torch with olive branches on either side. The word "Alternate" is printed in gold on a rectangular blue plate between the olive branches. The ribbon attaching the medal to the pin has, from left to right, a red stripe, a white stripe, and a blue stripe. The medal has a round section with a building surrounded by the words, "Democratic National Convention / St. Louis." Below it is an eagle with spread wings standing on an enameled red, white, and blue shield with stripes and stars, and olive branches on either side. A maker's mark is stamped on the

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political campaign button from the Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen campaign for United States President and Vice President. It is a celluloid-type button with a safety-pin closure. The button has a white background with a red border on top, a black and white photo graph of the two candidates, and a blue border on the bottom. The red border inlaid text that says "FOR PRESIDENT." The blue border has inlaid text that says "FOR VICE PRESIDENT." The black and white image of the candidates features blue text that reads "DUKAKIS" and "BENTSEN" below their respective portraits. The button also has the year of the election printed on the outer center with the portrait in the middl