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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1994.5.75
Date 1968
Material(s) Celluloid/Paper/Tinplate/Ink
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.
Notes 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
People Abolafia, Louis
Subjects Buttons
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politicians
Politics & government
Artists
Hippies
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Political button
political campaigns
political souvenirs
Button, Political
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS