John F. Kennedy Political Campaign Button, 1960

Summary

Using giveaways like this campaign button, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy launched an exhaustive campaign in 1960 against Republican opponent Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Despite charges that he lacked experience in foreign affairs and that his Catholic background would hurt him, Kennedy's knowledge and maturity eventually won him the very close 1960 election.

Using giveaways like this campaign button, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy launched an exhaustive campaign in 1960 against Republican opponent Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Despite charges that he lacked experience in foreign affairs and that his Catholic background would hurt him, Kennedy's knowledge and maturity eventually won him the very close 1960 election.

Artifact

Button (Information Artifact)

Date Made

1960

Subject Date

1960

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.145.32

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.0 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: JOHN KENNEDY

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