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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1988.8.30
Maker Jimmy Carter Campaign Committee
Date 1976
Material(s) Celluloid/Paper/Metal
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1.25 Dia-1.25 inches
Description This celluloid process campaign button is made from a thin layer of printed paper which has been adhered with clear plastic to the metal button form. The back of the button has a simple wire pin fitted under the curled edge of the piece. The front of the button has a green background with a circular, black and white image of Jimmy Carter in its center. Around the outside of the photograph in capital white letters is printed "I'm A Kentuckian / for Carter." On the curled edge of the pin in small black lettering is printed "Paid for by the Jimmy Carter Campaign Committee R. J. Lipschultz Treasurer." What appears to be a black union logo is printed to the right of this text but it is smudged and impossible to read.
Notes James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981). Before he became President, Carter served as a U.S. Naval officer, was a peanut farmer, and served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as the Governor of Georgia. He ran for the office of President in 1976 with his running mate Walter Mondale and won. The election came shortly after the resignation of President Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal with incumbent Gerald R. Ford as the Republican candidate.

This object was donated on September 1, 1988 by Drexell R. Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1976 United States Presidential Election
People Carter, Jimmy
Carter, James Earl
Subjects Buttons
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political representation
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Button, Political
Campaign buttons
Democratic Party
Political buttons
Political souvenirs
Politics, Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS