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"Our Next President" Kennedy campaign pin

Object Number: 2004.054.0021
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Pin
Date: 1960
Dimensions: Diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Medium: Metal
One round metal pin-back campaign pin with the slogan "Our Next President" printed above a black and white portrait of John F. Kennedy.

The back of the button is unprinted silver-colored metal with a brass-colored pin with closure near the top.
Curator's Notes

This distinctive profile image of John F. Kennedy, which was seen on numerous pins, brochures, and posters during the 1960 campaign - including the famous "A Time for Greatness" poster (see 2015.064.0001) - was captured by the Kennedy family's personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, who also served as the Kennedys' campaign photographer in 1960. Following the election, Lowe declined Kennedy's offer to serve as official White House Photographer. - Stephen Fagin, Curator 

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