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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1988.8.91
Maker Bold Concepts
Date 1988
Material(s) Tinplate/Paper/Plastic
Dimensions Dia-1.75 inches
Description This is an Al Gore political button from the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primary. The button is made with a celluloid style process. The button is round in shape and made of tinplate. The background is white and the text is printed in red and black. The button features a black and white photograph of Al Gore at the center and a small confederate flag on the left side. The text reads "GORE/ forthe South * for America '88." The maker's information is printed along the side and reads "BOLD CONCEPTS NYC (212)764-6330" and has a union label to the right of the text.
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
Event 1988 United States Presidential Election
People Gore, Al
Subjects Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Vice presidents
Search Terms Southern states
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS