Barack Obama Campaign Button, 2008

Summary

Democrat presidential nominee, Barack Obama, campaigned on themes of "Hope" and "Change." These positive messages spoke to an American public beset by years of conflict in Iraq and reeling from a recent financial crisis. These twin themes also reflected Americans' belief in an inclusive multicultural society. In November 2008, voters elected Obama -- the first African-American president of the United States.

Democrat presidential nominee, Barack Obama, campaigned on themes of "Hope" and "Change." These positive messages spoke to an American public beset by years of conflict in Iraq and reeling from a recent financial crisis. These twin themes also reflected Americans' belief in an inclusive multicultural society. In November 2008, voters elected Obama -- the first African-American president of the United States.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

2008

Subject Date

2008

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.166.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Black (Color)
Gray (Color)
Purple
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.25 in

Inscriptions

On front: A NEW HOPE/ OBAMA '08 On rim: NG SLATER CORP. NYC 1001888-848-4621

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