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"Forward with Kennedy" campaign button for 1960 election

Object Number: 1998.045.0001
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Pin
Date: 1960
Dimensions: Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Medium: Metal
One metal campaign pin for John F. Kennedy from his 1960 presidential campaign.

Two slogans appear on the red, white and blue pin along with a black and white photograph of Kennedy: "Progress for all" and "Forward with Kennedy".

There are no markings on the back or sides. The reverse side is metal and has lost its pin.
Curator's Notes

This item is included in the temporary exhibit titled A Time for Greatness: the 1960 Kennedy Campaign, showing on the Museum's seventh floor May 21 - November 13, 2016.  - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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