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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.277
Maker Green Duck Co.
Date ca. 1960
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions L-2.54 Dia-1 inches
Description This is a 1960 John F. Kennedy presidential pin-back button made using the lithographic process. There is a black and white bust photo of Kennedy in the center. He is facing towards the right. Above the photo around the rim is the word "KENNEDY" in white text over a red background. The middle consists of a white band 5/16" in width. The bottom band is blue. There are two small blue printer's labels along the edge of the button with illegible text. The Green Duck Company has their business name printed in blue text along the side and it reads, "GREEN DUCK CO."
Notes John Fitzgerald Kennedy ran as the Democratic presidential nominee in the 1960 presidential election. He defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon.

The Green Duck Company, or the Green Duck Metal Stamping Company, was a prolific company that produced a wide variety of metal products, most notable among those being their political campaign buttons. Started in Chicago, Illinois in 1906, the company bounced around various Chicago addresses for nearly 70 years before moving to Hernando, Mississippi in 1975, closing it doors in 2004.
Media Links John F. Kennedy Campaign of 1960
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
Green Duck Co.
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