Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Search Term Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Term Presidential election

Associated Records

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush in 1988. The button has a white background with red lettering that reads "HERE'S/ GEORGE!" There is a row of eight red stars below "George!" There is unreadable red lettering on the curled under edge that is partially visible. A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has an outer rim of dark blue with white text. In the center is a black and white image of Woodrow Wilson. The text reads: "FOR ME/AND MINE".

Image of Banner

Banner -

This is a campaign banner for William McKinley marked "WM. McKinley." It has a yellow border with white stars with printed image of the candidate in the center. The banner end has two pointed dart tips. The top of the banner is torn unevenly.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This button is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Theodore Roosevelt. The front of the button features Roosevelt's bust facing forward in black and white. The button was manufactured utilizing a celluloid-process and features tinplate backing with gold-color coating and a two inch straight pin.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

This is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Alton Parker and Henry Davis. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label. The front of the button features a light blue background with portraits of Parker on the viewer's left and Henry on viewer's right. A centered black block follows the bottom curvature of the button with "PARKER--DAVIS" printed in white. The paper label on the back of the button has the following inscription: : "MET/ EQUIPMENT CO./ 124 EAST 14TH ST., N. Y./ ALL GOODS GUARANTEED/ UNION MADE/ [what appears to be Allied Printing trade stamp]/ W, & H. CO./ JULY 21, '94".

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is a bumper sticker from Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign. It has a black background with a Playboy bunny on the left side. The text reads "ALL THE WAY WITH/Carter."

Image of Button, Political - Button, Wm. Howard Taft

Button, Political - Button, Wm. Howard Taft

This is a political button from the 1908 presidential election featuring William Howard Taft. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and no label. A black and white portrait of Taft's bust on a dark background adorns the front of the button. The back of the button exhibits nothing remarkable.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis

This is a political button from the 1904 presidential campaign featuring Alton Parker and Henry Davis. The button is a celluloid-process button with tinplating and paper backing. The front of the button features portraiture of Parker (viewer's left) and Davis (viewer's right) on a sepia background. A centered black block follows the bottom border of the button with the following lettering: "PARKER--DAVIS". The paper label on the reverse has the following inscription: "METROPOLITAN/ EQUIPMENT CO./ 124 East 14TH ST. N.Y./ GOODS GUARANTEED/ UNION MADE/ [patent information illegible due to damage]".

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This is a political button from the Theodore Roosevelt campaign for the 1904 presidential election. This is a lithograph button with tinplate backing, a paper label on reverse, and a braided brass band around the button. The front of this button features portraiture of Theodore Roosevelt on a sepia background. On the top and bottom foreground are white blocks following the curvature of the button with "FOR PRESIDENT" printed above Roosevelt's portrait, and "THEODORE ROOSEVELT" printed below the portrait. The reverse features a white paper label with the following printed in black: "W. F. Miller,/ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL 93/ NEWARK, N.J./134 Park Row, N.Y.".

Image of Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker

Button, Political - Button, Alton Parker

This is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Alton Parker. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and no label. The front of the button features a portrait of Parker on a white background. Parker's bust is located within what appears to be a sepia-toned wishbone, and has "ALTON B. PARKER" printed in white in the lower portion of his portrait. The button also features a horizontal blue stripe with white stars on the viewer's left; and a horizontal red (top), white (middle), red (bottom) stripe to the viewer's right. The reverse has the following stamped/pressed in the tinbacking (only partially legible): "W. & H. CO./ B [or 8] 14./ JULY 21,

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button from the presidential election of 1936 where Alfred Landon ran as the Republican candidate for president, along with his running mate, Frank Knox. The button is a lithographic process with a dark brown background. There is a yellow elephant in the middle with the letters "GOP" along its back. The word "LANDON" is in yellow lettering above the elephant, and the word "KNOX" is in yellow lettering below the elephant. There is a large yellow felt sunflower, larger than the button, and is glued to the back of the button. The metal stick pin protrudes from the felt in the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This tinplate, stick pin political button created for the Alf Landon and Frank Knox campaign for president. The button has a black background with yellow ink. It features an elephant facing towards the left side of the button with the letters, "G.O.P." on its side. Above and below the elephant is the inscription, "LANDON / KNOX." The back of the button contains the maker's mark, which is inscribed, "EDW. W. MEREDITH / PEORIA." There are also two union labels printed in blue on the back of the button. The Amalgamated Lithographers of America label is at the top of the button while the Sheet Metal Workers International Association label is at the bottom.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Alf Landon and Frank Knox's 1936 presidential campaign. It has a black background with an image of a yellow sunflower. In the center of the sunflower reads, "LANDON / AND / KNOX", in yellow print. The back has a manufacturing label that reads, "GERAGHTY & COMPANY / 3035-37 W. LAKE ST. / CHICAGO, U.S.A.", in black print. There are three union labels also printed on the back. It has a stickpin located on the back.

Image of Badge, Campaign

Badge, Campaign -

This is a circular paper campaign advertisement from the 1940 Presidential race of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Wilkie. On the right is a red, white, and blue printed image of a frowning Uncle Sam with his right arm extended out and his right thumb down. Opposite of Uncle Sam, the phrase "NO / THIRD / TERM!" is printed in red against a white background. There is a blue oval-shaped printers union label below Uncle Sam with the number 303 printed to the right of the label. There is a hole in the top with a string through it for hanging.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type campaign button from the 1948 Republican presidential election. Thomas Dewey and Earl Warren, (the presidential and vice-presidential candidates), are pictured in black and white against a white background with their names, "DEWEY" and "WARREN", printed below respectively. Dewey is on the left, and Warren is on the right. The button was printed and laminated using the celluloid process and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for Thomas Dewey, the 1948 Republican presidential candidate. It is printed in blue on a white background, using the lithographic process, and features a photo of the candidate flanked on either side by elephants, and reads "For President", above the image, and "Dewey" below. There is a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Dewey

Button, Political - Button, Dewey

This is a small lithographed button for Thomas E. Dewey's 1948 Presidential Campaign. The button has red, white, and blue horizontal striped. The red and blue stripes have white text, while the white stripe has blue text. The text reads "FOR/DEWEY/PRESIDENT." The button has a straight pin enclosure.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Dewey

Button, Political - Button, Dewey

This is a small, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has a white background with a blue horizontal stripe in the center. The button has blue text over the white background and white text over the blue central stripe. A blue image of a broom and dustcloud are at the bottom of the button face. The text reads "CLEAN HOUSE/WITH/DEWEY".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular, celluloid process political button for Wendell Willkie's 1940 presidential campaign. It has a horizontally striped red, white, and blue background with the slogan "FOR / WILLKIE / PRESIDENT" in white and blue print. There is a union label in blue print with a white background located on the edge, toward the bottom. It has a stickpin located on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Richard Nixon's 1960 presidential campaign. It has a red and blue background divided by a white horizontal line. On the red background the name, "NIXON", appears in white print. On the blue background the year, "1960", appears in white print. There are two manufacturing labels printed in white on the side. There is also a patent number, "US PAT. 2762146", in red ink and on a white background.