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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.266
Date ca. 1960
Material(s) Plastic/Brass
Dimensions H-2.875 W-2.875 Dia-2.875 inches
Description This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign plastic-wrapped cardboard flasher button with a dual-image reflector and red plastic trim. On the front is the first image which is a black and white bust photo of John F. Kennedy. There appears to be a white or gold star inside of a white or gold circle at the top which is visible on both images. The second image consists of a white or gold bar approximately 1 1/8" wide with the word "Kennedy" in black text. Across the bottom black bar are the words in white text "For/President". There is a red plastic rim around the button approximately 3/8" wide. The back of the button consists of a white background with an image of a donkey and three stars in black in the middle at the top. Under that are the words "Vote/Democratic/Cine-Vue/Yonkers, N.Y./Maker's Mark 1Y" all in black text.
Notes John Fitzgerald Kennedy ran as the Democratic presidential nominee in the 1960 presidential election. He defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
Media Links John F. Kennedy Campaign of 1960
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1960 United States Presidential Election
People Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
Subjects Political elections
Political candidates
Political campaigns
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Campaigns, Political
Search Terms Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Button, Political
Political button
Political campaigns
Political souvenirs
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS