Political button

Object Number: 
2008.39.71
Date: 
1960s
Medium: 
Metal and plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Description: 
"I'M FOR/ROCKEFELLER/JAVITS/CITIZENS COMMITTEE," blue and orange on blue and orange
Gallery Label: 
Nelson Rockefeller (1908-79), Republican, was Governor of NY (1959-73), and Vice President of the US under Gerald Ford, (after the resignation of Richard Nixon) (1974-77). He made unsuccessful bids to win the Democratic nomination for President in 1960, 1964, 1968. Jacob Javits (1904-86), liberal Republican, was in teh US House of Representatives from 1947-54, and US Senate, 1957-81. The two were allies. This most likely represents the 1962 campaign when Rockefller ran for Governor and Javits for Senator.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group