|Object Name||Button, Political|
|Dimensions||H-1.25 W-1.25 D-0.188 Dia-1.25 inches|
|Description||This is a circular political button, produced by celluloid process, for Louis Abolafia during his 1968 presidential campaign. It has a red background and the slogan, "LOUIS/ABOLAFIA/ FOR/PRESIDENT/IN '68", in black script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.|
Louis Abolafia (February 23rd 1941 - Oct. 30th 1995) was an artist who ran for President of the United States under the Nudist Party on the Hippie 'Love Ticket' various times in the 1960s and onward. He ran against Richard Nixon in 1968 with the slogan: "What Have I Got To Hide?"
The donor worked in the local presidential campaigns of Republican Nelson Rockefeller in 1964 and Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 in Louisville.
|Collection||Chuck Pettinger Collection|
Politics & government
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|