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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1994.5.70
Date 1962-1968
Material(s) Tinplate/Celluloid/Ink/Paper
Dimensions H-1 W-1 D-0.188 Dia-1 inches
Description This is a political campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Thurston B. Morton. It has a white background with blue band just below the middle across middle. Above the blue band is a slogan that reads, "VOTE/THE MAN" in red print ("THE MAN" being underlined). Within the blue band is the name "MORTON", in white print. It has a sitckpin on the back
Notes Thurston B. Morton(1907-1982) defeated incumbent Democrat Earle C. Clements in the 1956 U.S. Senate race and was re-elected in 1962. The donor worked in the local presidential campaigns of Republican Nelson Rockefeller in 1964 and Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 in Louisville.
Collection Chuck Pittenger Collection
People Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982
Subjects Buttons
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Campaigns, Political
Search Terms Campaign buttons
Button, Political
Louisville (Ky.)
Jefferson County (Ky.)
Republican party
Senate race
Political buttons
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS