Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3858
Date: 
1941
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 3/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A bright blue pinback campaign button printed in white "Dukakis/ President '88/ Bentsen/ Vice President '88" bordered by red and white lines. Michael Stanley Dukakis, (b. 1933); Democrat; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1963-70; Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-79, 1983-91; candidate for President of the United States, 1988. Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (b. 1921); Democrat; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; state court judge, 1946-48; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1948-55; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1971-93; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1988; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1993-94.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group