Pinback button for Kennedy - Johnson 1960 presidential campaign

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Manufactured by
Green Duck Company, American, 1906 - 2004
Subject of
President Kennedy, John F., American, 1917 - 1963
President Johnson, Lyndon Baines, American, 1908 - 1973
International Photo-Engravers Union of North America, American, founded 1904
Allied Printing Trades Council, founded 1911
Medium
ink on paper with metal and plastic laminate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 3/8 × 1 9/16 × 3/16 in. (3.5 × 4 × 0.5 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960
Description
A 1960 presidential campaign pinback button for John F. Kennedy and running mate Lyndon B. Johnson. Kennedy ran as a candidate of the Democratic Party. The button is red, white, and blue. In the central white, elliptical-shaped band is a black-and-white graphic of Kennedy and Johnson depicted side-by-side, from the shoulders up, and facing the viewer. Both men are smiling. The red band above the white band has white text that reads, [NEW / LEADERSHIP]. The blue band below the white band has white text that reads, [KENNEDY / JOHNSON]. There are three union labels and the name of the manufacturer printed along the rounded back edges of the button. The back of the button is silver toned with a brass pin.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aaron Bryant
Object number
2017.88.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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