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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1994.5.59
Maker Think Ideas, Inc.
Date 1968-1969
Material(s) Tinplate/Celluloid/Paper/Ink
Dimensions D-0.188 Dia-1.438 inches
Description This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process. It has a light green background and reads, "Lindsay,/Perrotta,/Garelik." in white script. The side reads, "Think Ideas, Inc. N.Y.C.". It has a stickpin on the reverse side.
Notes In 1969, New York City mayor, John Lindsay, lost the Republican mayoral primary in an upset to State Senator John Marchi. Lindsay's running mates were Finance Administrator Fioravante Perrotta, who won the GOP primary for Controller, and former police Chief Inspector Sanford Garelik, who won the Republican nomination for City Council President.

The donor worked in the local presidential campaigns of Republican Nelson Rockefeller in 1964 and Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 in Louisville.
Collection Chuck Pittenger Collection
People Think Ideas, Inc.
Lindsay, John
Perrotta, Fioravante "Fred" G.
Garelik, Sanford
Subjects Buttons
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Campaigns, Political
Mayoral elections
City government
Search Terms Campaign buttons
Button, Political
New York (N.Y.)
Republican party
Political buttons
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS