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Button, Political - Button, Ronald Reagan-George Bush

This political button is from the 1980 presidential election. This button is an example of chromolithography. It features a blue background with "The time/ is now./ Reagan/ Bush" printed in white. The bottom edge of the button has an unknown manufacturer stamp and "COLUMBIA ADV. CO." printed on blue over a white block. The back of the button features nothing remarkable.

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This is a circular celluloid political button for the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Richard Gephardt in 1988. The button has a gold background with black lettering and a gold "MO" on a silhouette of the state of Missouri. The lettering reads "CONGRESSMAN/ RICHARD/ GEPHARDT/ FOR PRESIDENT/ 1988" and a partially readable union printer's label of "Allied Print/ Toledo, Ohio/ 34". There is black lettering around the curled under edge that reads "Creative Photo Crafts, Toledo, OH, 43605, unreadable phone number". A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is circular celluloid-process political button from the presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter in 1980. The button has a green background with white lettering around the perimeter of the button that reads, "BRING BACK CARTER / in 1980." There are three white stars located on each side of the button in between the two lines of text. Located in the center of the button, there is a black and white circular photograph of Jimmy Carter posing in front of striped drapery. The reverse edge shows lettering in white that reads "N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11" and the logo of AFL-CIO union. The back of the button has a safety pin-style closure that is secured to the button through the tinplate backin

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential campaign of Paul Simon in 1988. The button has a white background with a black and white photo of Simon on the left side and black lettering that reads "SIMON/ LEADER-/ SHIP/ IN/ '88" There is black lettering on the curled under edge that reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC 212-764-6330" followed by an unreadable union printer's label. There is a stick pin attached under the edge of the button backside.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential campaign of Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. The button has a blue background with black and white photo of Mondale and Ferraro at microphones in front of a waving red and white striped flag. There is white lettering at the top that reads "MONDALE (star) FERRARO/ '84". A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a celluloid-type pinback square button with a white background for Richard Nixon's 1972 campaign. At the top is the Republican elephant symbol printed in red and blue. "NIXON / 72" is written with blue letters. It has a safety-pin style closure. Along the lower back edge of the button, there is blue text that says, "Republican National Committee."

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Button, Political - Button, Woodrow Wilson

This is a political button from the 1912 presidential election featuring Woodrow Wilson. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and no label. The front of the button displays a black and white portrait of Wilson on a dark background. Woodrow's profile is directed to the viewer's left. The back of the button has a small fragment of red, white, and blue fabric/ribbon which may or may not have been part of the original piece.

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This is a political campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign. It has a white background with a blue and white portrait of Goldwater in the center. The slogan reads, "GOLDWATER /"in" /'64", in red print. There are two manufacturing symbols located on the edges of the button. It has a stickpin on the back.

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This is a lithographed campaign button that has a felt backing and a straight pin enclosure. It is in support of Alf Landon and Frank Knox in the 1936 Presidential Election. The button has a brown background and yellow text. It reads "LANDON/KNOX" with a yellow elephant in the center with the letters "GOP" on its back. The felt backing is in the shape of a sunflower. There are two union labels behind the felt sunflower.

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This is a campaign button for Alf Landon. It likely had a white background with a yellow sunflower surrounding a black and white image of Landon. It is a celluloid-type pinback button with a straight pin enclosure.

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This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Thomas E. Dewey's 1948 presidential campaign. It has a white background with the name "DEWEY" in blue print across the center. There are three manufacturing labels printed on the back, one of which has the silouhette of a duck and the slogan "The Mark of Quality." It has a stick pin located on the back.

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Button, Political - Button, Dewey

This is a small, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes with white and blue text. The red and blue stripes have white text, while the white stripe has blue text. The text reads from top to bottom: "FOR/DEWEY/PRESIDENT".

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This is a tinplate Herbert Hoover political campaign button from his 1928 Presidential campaign. The central circle features a black and white photograph of the candidate. Behind the photo is a blue area with 10 white stars, from the top of his ears upward, and 3 white and 3 red horizontal stripes below that. The rest of the pin has a white background with "Hoover" arching around the top, in black, and "for President" arching around the bottom, also in black. "Erickson Des Moines" is printed in small black letters at the bottom. There are two holes on either side of the button, close to the edges, with a U shaped wire passing through them. The ends of the wire are not sharpened, so this

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Button, Political - Button, Willkie

This is a "Contributor" button from the 1940 Republican Presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie. The upper half is red, with "Wilkie" printed in white and the lower half is blue with "Contributor" in white. There is a horizontal white line dividing the halves. The button was made using the celluloid process and has a stickpin on the back.

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This is a celluloid process button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has a brown background and features black and white images of William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman. The button has a paper backing.

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This is a circular, celluloid process metal political button with a ribbon for the Presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie in 1940. The button has a white background with a black and white photo of Wendell Willkie in the center. There is an eagle on each side of the photo and black lettering above and below the photo that reads, "OUR NEXT PRESIDENT/ WENDELL LEWIS WILKIE". A red, white and blue ribbon is attached at the collet with the free end cut in a vee. "1940" has been handwritten on the white area of the ribbon in black ink. There is a stick pin attached to the back.

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

Button, Political - Button, Wm. Howard Taft

This is a political button from the 1912 presidential election featuring an image of William Howard Taft. The object is a chromolithograph button with tinplate backing. The front of the button has a bluish-green background and features an image of Taft facing to the viewer's right. Both sides of the button are adorned with five white stars that vertically follow the curvature of the button. "FOR PRESIDENT WM. H. TAFT" is printed in white along the lower border of the button. The reverse features nothing remarkable.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Charles E. Hughes

Button, Political - Button, Charles E. Hughes

This is a circular celluloid type campaign button for Charles E. Hughes. It has a straight pin enclosure on the back. The front has a cream circle around the outer edge with black lettering. The lettering states "For President/Charles E. Hughes". There is a black and white circular headshot of Hughes in the center.

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This is a campaign button from the 1948 Presidential campaign of Harry S. Truman. "TRUMAN" is printed in blue letters on a white background using the lithographic process. There are union labels printed along the edge with a company's name printed on the lower edge: "Bastian Bros. Rochester N.Y."

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This is a circular celluloid type political button for Thomas E. Dewey's 1948 presidential campaign. It has a blue and white portrait of Dewey in the center. Around the portrait is a red border with a slogan, "FOR PRESIDENT / THOMAS E. DEWEY", in white print. It has a stickpin on the back.