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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.268
Date 1960
Material(s) Tinplate/Plastic/Paper
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.5 Dia-1.5 inches
Description This is a political button made using the celluloid process for the 1960 presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy. The button is circular with a white background and a blue and white photographic image of Kennedy in the center. The border of the button is half red and half blue with the red half being at the top of the button. There is white text set in the border that reads, "JOHN F. KENNEDY / FOR / PRESIDENT." Along the bottom edge, there is a white circular printer's label with small blue text that reads, "IUDTW" with line of illegible text above and below the legible print. The back of the button has a stick pin closure.
Notes John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson defeated Vice President Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge in the 1960 presidential election.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1960 United States Presidential Election
People Kennedy, John F.
Subjects Campaigns, Political
Buttons (Information artifacts)
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Presidential candidates
Presidential inaugurations
Search Terms Button, Political
Political button
political campaigns
political souvenirs
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
Democratic Ticket
Democratic Ticket
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS