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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1994.5.62
Maker Emress Specialty Co.
Date 1964
Material(s) Tinplate/Celluloid/Paper/Ink
Dimensions H-1.188 W-1.188 D-0.188 Dia-1.188 inches
Description This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process, for Nelson Rockefeller during his 1964 presidential campaign. It has a blue background and the slogan, "Rocky!" in white script. The side reads, "Empress Specialty Co. N.Y. 10, N.Y.". It has a stickpin on the reverse side.
Notes Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1964 and 1968. The donor worked in the local presidential campaigns of Rockefeller in 1964 and Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 in Louisville.
Collection Chuck Pittenger Collection
People Emress Specialty Co.
Rockefeller, Nelson
Subjects Buttons
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Primary elections
Presidential primaries
Search Terms New York (N.Y.)
Campaign buttons
Button, Political
Republican party
Presidential campaigns
Political buttons
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS