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This is a campaign button from Richard M. Nixon's 1960 bid for the presidency. It was made using the celluloid process and has a safety pin closure on the back. It has a blue border around the top with 17 stars. The lower border is made of red and white stripes. In the center of the button there is a black and phone photographic image of Nixon set against a white background with black text that reads "THE NATION NEEDS / RICHARD M. NIXON" above and below the pictured face.

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This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver's 1956 presidential campaign. It has a horizontally striped red, white, and blue background with the names, "ADLAI/AND/ESTES", in blue print located on the middle, white stripe. There are three union labels located on the left, right, and top edges of the button. There are three additional union labels printed in blue on the back. There is a stickpin located on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

This is a holographic button for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. The back of the button is metal with a safety pin enclosure. The button face features two images, both with an American flag motif background. One has an image of Kennedy with the text "KENNEDY" in blue below, and the other has an image of Johnson with the text "JOHNSON" in blue below the image.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular plastic flasher political button for the presidential campaign for Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie in 1968. The button has a cream background with a narrow navy blue edge and black and white photographs of Humphrey and Muskie with their names in a flasher process that allows the image to change (flash) when viewed from different angles. There is a clasp back attached to the back of the button. There is white lettering on a navy blue background that reads "VARI-VUE by/ PICTORIAL PRODUCTIONS, INC./ MT. VERNON, N.Y. U.S.A./ PAT. NO. 2815.310/ Union bug of the Amalgamated Lithographers.

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Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has a white background with a draped American flag motif on the left edge. In the center of the button is a black and white image of Theodore Roosevelt in a Rough Riders hat. In blue text above the image are the words "COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT."

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Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for the 1948 Democratic Presidential ticket of Truman/Barkley. There is a white stripe running horizontally through the center with a red star in the middle, flanked by two blue stars. Above the stripe, "Truman" is printed in white on a red background, while "Barkley" is printed below in white on a blue background. The button was printed using the lithographic process and has a stickpin on the back.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular lithographed metal political button for the presidential campaign of Richard Nixon with Spiro Agnew for vice-president in 1972. The button has horizontal red and white stripes background with photos of Nixon and Agnew in dark blue and dark blue lettering that reads "NIXON" in the upper right and "AGNEW" in the lower center. There is an unreadable union printer's bug on the curled under edge and a stick pin attached to the back.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular lithographed metal campaign button for the presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale in 1980. The button has an orange background with two leaves at the top in light brown outlined in black. A black and white photo of Carter and Mondale is centered in the upper half and wording that reads "CALIFORNIANS / FOR / CARTER-MONDALE" centered on the lower half in black. A black printer's logo label is centered at the bottom of the button. Around the curved under edge reads "Created Exclusively for Gary White, Redondo Beach, Calif., Sept., 1976" in black. There is a stick pin with a hook closure is attached to the back of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type campaign button for Thomas Dewey, the 1948 Republican Presidential nominee. It was made using the celluloid process and shows a black and white photo of Dewey inside a blue circle. There are two banners outside the circle set against a solid white background. The banner at the top contains the words "FOR PRESIDENT," and the bottom one "THOMAS E. DEWEY." Along the button edge of the button, there is a small blue Allied Printing Trades Council label that reads, "ALLIED PRINTING / TRADES COUNCIL UNION LABEL / BALTIMORE." There is a safety pin closure on the back.

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This is a circular political tab pin, made by lithographic process, for the Dwight D. Eisenhower-Richard Nixon 1952 presidential campaign. It has a red, white, and blue background in horizontal bands with the slogan, "IKE / THEY'RE FOR YOU / DICK," in white and blue print. The circular tab is pierced and has blue text that runs along the top perimeter and says, "GREEN DUCK CO. CHICAGO." There are three small union labels stacked vertically down the center of the tab. The right side of the label has the numbers 634 and 313 stacked respectively.

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This is a dual-image reflector or flasher political pin consisting of black and white headshot photos of John F. Kennedy on the left and Lyndon B. Johnson on the right, both looking straight ahead. In the center, the first image on a white background reads "J.F.K./L.B.J." in red letters. The second image on a red background reads "ALL THE/WAY" in white letters. The back of the pin consists of a white background with the letters "GET OUT/AND/VOTE" in black. The dual-image reflector is housed in a plastic case with an attached metal stick pin and clasp on the back.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the presidential campaign of Richard Nixon in 1972. The button has a white background with a partial photograph of Richard Nixon in color on the left side and centered lettering on the right side that reads "now" in red and "more/ than/ ever" in blue. On the curled under edge, there is lettering in black that reads "(unintelligible letters or numbers) Finance Committee to reelect the President - Hugh Sloane, Jr. Treasurer" and a union bug. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular lithographed metal political button for the Presidential reelection campaign of George H.W. Bush in 1988. The button has a blue background with white lettering that reads "George/ BUSH" and two red underlines and red "88". There is an unreadable union label in white on the curled under edge. A stick pin is attached under the back edge.

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Button, Political -

This is a political campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.'s presidential and vice presidential campaign. Its has a red, white and blue background. Within the red strips, are the names of the two candidates, "NIXON/LODGE", in white print. Along the bottom edge, there is a white union label and white printers label. It has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Richard Nixon

Button, Political - Button, Richard Nixon

This is an oval shaped celluloid type button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes. Blue text on the central white stripe reads "NIXON'.

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Poster, Political - Jackson

This is a campaign poster for Jesse Jackson. It has a white background with a black and white photo of Jackson centered in the middle of poster. In the upper left quadrant of the poster is an outline of the United States in black ink. In black ink are the words "THE RAINBOW COALITION" to the right of the outline. Below this text, and superimposed over the middle of the USA outline is a 5 line bar of 5 different colors: red, yellow, brown, white and black in descending order. This bar forms the upper line of the border sround the poster; the left, right and bottom border lines are single black lines. Within the border and above the photo of Jackson, the poster reads, "JACKSON / DEMOCRAT" in la

Image of Button, Political - Button, Ronald Reagan

Button, Political - Button, Ronald Reagan

This political button is from the 1980 presidential election. It is a celluloid-type process button with tinplate backing. The front of the button features a white background with a black and white portrait of Ronald Reagan looking toward the viewer's left. The top portion of the button has a red border following the curvature of the button with "REAGAN in '80" printed in white. The bottom portion of the button features a similar blue border with "Let's Make America Great Again" printed in white. Between the contrasting borders on both sides are white squares with the Republican elephant logo. The top portion of the logo is blue with three white stars. The bottom portion of the logo features

Image of Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

Button, Political - Button, Theodore Roosevelt

This is a political button from Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 presidential campaign. This button is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label. The front of this button features black and white portraiture of Theodore Roosevelt on a black background with "THEODORE ROOSEVELT" printed in white along the bottom of the button.. The reverse features an inscription in black on white as follows: "MADE/ BY/ Ehrman/ MFG CO./ BOSTON, MASS./ FACTORY/ MILFORD, N.H."

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Button, Political -

This is a political button related to the 1980 presidential election. The button is a celluloid-type process with tinplate backing. The front of the button has a white background. Printed in green along the curvature of the top border is the word "RE-ELECT". Below this word, centered in black print is "CARTER". Below Carter's name is a smiling mouth outlined in black. The mouth is slightly agape and features prominent top teeth. Below this mouth, "in 1980" is printed in green along the curvature of the bottom of the button. The back of the button features nothing remarkable.

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 has a portrait of Parker's bust on a sepia background with "Alton B." printed in black on the viewer's left, and "Parker" printed in black on viewer's right. The reverse of the button exhibits no remarkable features.