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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.275
Maker N.G. Slater Corp.
Date ca. 1960
Material(s) Plastic/Paper/Tinplate
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1.25 Dia-1.25 inches
Description This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential campaign pin-back button made using the celluloid process. It has a two-colored background of red at the top, a white center strip and a faded blue circular band at bottom. There is a black and white bust photo of Kennedy. Kennedy is looking to the right. Above the photo around the rim is the word "KENNEDY" in white text over the red background. Across the faded blue band at bottom are the words "For PRESIDENT" in white text. Along the rim at bottom are the words in white text "N. G. Slater Corp.N.Y.C."
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
Elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politicians
Search Terms Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Button, Political
Political button
Political campaigns
Political souvenirs
Kennedy, John
Democrats
Democratic Ticket
Democratic Party
Elections
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS