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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.30.133
Maker Badge-A-Minit
Date 1983
Material(s) Ink/Paper/Plastic/Tinplate
Dimensions H-2.313 W-2.313 Dia-2.313 inches
Description This is a circular celluloid process political button for the Lieutenant Governor campaign of Alben Barkley II in 1983. Alben Barkley II is the grandson of Alben Barkley who was the Vice President with President Truman in the 1940s. The button has a white background with a black and white photo of the two men in the center surrounded by black lettering that reads "Lieutenant Governor/ THREE/ GENERATIONS OF SERVICE/ Alben/ Barkley/ II/ Alben/ Barkley/ the 'veep'/ALBEN W. BARKLEY, II". There is incised lettering on the back that reads "BADGE/ A/ MINIT/ LASALLE/ ILL.61201". A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Barkley, Alben W., II
Barkley, Alben William
Subjects Button badges
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
People associated with politics & government
Political activity
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political pageantry
Politics & government
State government
Search Terms Button, Political
Campaign button
Campaigns, Political
Democratic candidates
Kentucky politicians
Kentucky Politics
Lt. Governor Candidates
Political button
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political parties
Politics & government
Politics, Kentucky
State elections
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS