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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1994.5.78
Date 1968
Material(s) Tinplate/Celluloid/Ink/Paper
Dimensions H-1.375 W-1.375 D-0.188 Dia-1.375 inches
Description This is a circular political button, produced by lithographic process, for George Wallace during the 1968 presidential election. It has a white background and a portrait of Wallace in blue and white in the middle of the button. The button is further divided in half (top and bottom) by the following phrase, Top: "WALLACE for PRESIDENT" (with a red background and white script), Bottom: "STAND UP FOR AMERICA" (with a blue background and white script). There is a stickpin on the reverse side.
Notes George Wallace received 13% of the popular vote in 1968 as an independent candidate following his failure to receive the Democratic nnomination. 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 Wallace, George
Subjects Buttons
Campaign funds
Campaign insignia
Campaigns, Political
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Campaign buttons
Button, Political
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Independent Party
Independent candidate
Political buttons
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS