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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1988.8.1
Maker NC Slater Corporation
Date 1972
Material(s) Paper/Plastic/Ink/Tinplate
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.5 Dia-1.5 inches
Description This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the presidential campaign of George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in 1972. The button has a white stripe across the mid-section with six blue stars in a row. The section above the stripe has a blue background with white lettering that reads "McGOVERN" and the section below the stripe has a red background with white lettering that reads "SHRIVER". On the blue area of the curled under edge there is lettering that reads "NC SLATER CORP NYC 11" followed by a union bug. There is a stick pin attached to the back.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1972 United States Presidential Election
People Shriver, Sargent
McGovern, George
Subjects Buttons
Campaigns, Political
Elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politicians
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Button, Political
Campaign buttons
Campaigns, Political
Campaigns, Presidential
Political buttons
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
political souvenirs
Politicians
Politics
Politics & government
Presidential campaigns
Presidential candidates
Presidential election
Presidential nominees
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS