|Object Name||Badge, Political|
|Maker||Bastian Brothers Company|
|Dimensions||H-5.063 W-2 inches|
This is a political badge of a rectangular brass plate with a ribbon attached holding a rectangular medallion for the inauguration of President William J. Clinton and Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. in 1993. The brass plate at the top has three stepped edges with a plate attached on top that is black with brass lettering that reads "52nd INAURURATION". There is a straight pin with a swivel clasp attached to the back of the plate. The doubled silk ribbon has vertical stripes of red, white and dark blue that is glued to the back of the plate and wrapped through the ring in the medallion. On the ribbon there is gold metallic lettering that reads "Willliam J./ Clinton/ Albert/ Gore. Jr./ January 20th/ 1993/ (an unintelligible union label)", The brass medallion hanging from the ribbon has a bas relief of the White House. On the back of the medallion there is lettering of the manufacturer that reads "BASTIAN/ GENENA, N.Y." separated by three symbols of printers unions or guilds.
|Notes||Al Gore, Senator from Tennessee, was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 1992. He became Bill Clinton's running mate and was elected vice president in 1992 and 1996.|
|Collection||Drexell R. Davis Collection|
Clinton, William J.
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|