Presidential Election, 1976 Carter-Ford
One of the buttons produced by the campaign to elect Mondale to U.S. Senate, when the vice-President replaced Senator Wellstone after the tragic plane crash 11 days before the 2002 election. The green exclamation point is intended to reference the common "Wellstone!" design used during the late Senator's '90, '96, and '02 campaigns.
I Voted for Lincoln and I Voted for McKinley. A William McKinley for President ribbon from 1900, meant to be worn by someone who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and 1864, and for McKinley in 1896. Ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
Daguerreotype button with an abolitionist motif may be one of the first political buttons made in America to incorporate a photograph. Believed to be unique, the miniature daguerreotype shows two hands held together, one black, one white, resting on a book assumed to be the Bible. The photograph is set into a two-piece gold-washed brass frame with a loop on the reverse for sewing to a garment. The case design, with its simple, raised ornamental border, is typical of the gilt-metal buttons mas...