Presidential Campaign Buttons

 

A presidential campaign button that can be fastened to a person or item of clothing. Generally, it is used in the United States during a Presidential Election year as political advertising for or against a candidate, a party, or political issue.

As a novelty item, campaign buttons are part of the hobby of collecting and have significant value. The first mass production of metal buttons dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president (shown below). These first metal buttons were "celluloid" buttons with one side of a metal disc covered with paper (printed with a message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic.

Many seasoned collectors look for the older buttons first as they are very hard to find and are much more valuable. Some rare buttons have sold for more than $30,000 or more! We are a member of the APIC and guarantee authenticity of every item we sell.

William McKinley

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States and the first mass produced buttons.

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William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was a leading American politician from the 1890s until his death.

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Alton B. Parker

Alton Brooks Parker (May 14, 1852 - May 10, 1926) was an American judge, best known as the conservative Democrat.

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901 - 1909). He is noted for his exuberant and outgoing personality

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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States.

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Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 - February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

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Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Hughes campaign buttons. Hughes, was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York.

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Warren G. Harding

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921–1923).

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Alfred E. Smith

Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith (December 30, 1873 to October 4, 1944) was an American statesman who was elected Governor.

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Landon Knox

Landon was defeated in a landslide by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1936 presidential election.

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Herbert Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933 to 1945).

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Wilkie and McNary

Wendell Lewis Willkie was a corporate lawyer in the United States and a dark horse who became the Republican Party.

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Harry S. Truman

Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict tensions with the Soviet Union increased.

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Thomas Dewey / Warren

The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American history. Virtually every prediction.

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Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Ewing Stevenson was an American politician and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking.

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George Wallace / Lemay

Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

"A Great Society" for the American people and their fellow men elsewhere was the vision of Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 January 13, 1978) was an American politician who was the 38th Vice President of the United States.

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Dwight D Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961

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Nelson Rockefeller

Reconciliation was the first goal set by President Richard M. Nixon. The Nation was painfully divided with turbulence.

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John Anderson

John Anderson campaign buttons are great collectibles for your collection because they are very rare and his campaign...

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Special Interest Buttons

A variety of special interest political campaign buttons from civil rights, to nuclear arms, to peace and abortion.

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Barry Goldwater

Goldwater is the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political.

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Richard M. Nixon

Reconciliation was the first goal set by President Richard M. Nixon. The Nation was painfully divided with turbulence.

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George McGovern

The George McGovern presidential campaign of 1972 began when United States Senator George McGovern.

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Gerald R. Ford

When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, he declared, "I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances...

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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter aspired to make Government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people.

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Ronald Reagan / George Bush

At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program.

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Walter Mondale

Mondale was elected to the position of attorney general in 1960. He was appointed U.S. Senator in late 1964

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George H. W. Bush

George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them.

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Michael Dukakis

Using the phenomenon termed the Massachusetts Miracle to promote his campaign, Dukakis sought the Democratic Party.

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Bill Clinton

During the administration of William Jefferson Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history.

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Al Gore

Vice President Al Gore and Al Lieberman were unsuccessful in the 2000 Presidential Election. There was a recount that lasted months.

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John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in office since 1985 and Johnny Reid.

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George W. Bush

The airborne terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the thwarted flight against the White House.

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John McCain / Sarah Palin

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States election...

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Barack H. Obama

His story is the American story is values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work.

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Non-Partisan / Vote Buttons

A non-partisan campaign is an organized effort which seeks to keep an open mind and evaluate the decision making process.

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