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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1988.14.1
Date 1988
Material(s) Paper/Plastic/Tinplate
Dimensions H-3 W-3 inches
Description This is a celluloid-type pinback button with a safety pin enclosure. It has a red, white and blue background with white text. The text reads "A NEW BEGINNING IN '88/DUKAKIS - BENTSEN" from top to bottom on the button face. There are two black and white images of Dukakis and Bentsen in the center of the button face on the white background inside a red outer ring. There is also a wide outer ring in blue along the perimeter of the button. In addition, there is an inscription and union label along the back edge of this button.
Notes Democrats Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentson lost to George Bush and Dan Quayle in the 1988 presidential election.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1988 United States Presidential Election
People Bentsen, Lloyd
Dukakis, Michael
Subjects Politics & government
Political candidates
Political campaigns
Search Terms Political button
Button, Political
Politics & government
Political candidates
political campaigns
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS