Button

Object Number: 
1997.6.90
Date: 
1968
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Circular metal pin-back campaign button "EUGENE"; blue and white.
Gallery Label: 
In 1967 Senator Eugene J. McCarthy challenged Lyndon B. Johnson during the Democratic primaries. When Johnson decided not to run for re-election Vice-President Hubert Humphrey took his place. However, Democrats lost the Presidency to Republican Gerald Ford.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mildred Speiser
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group