January 25, 2013
Highlighted Site of the Week – Political Buttons at the Button Museum
TIME’s Photos has an online showcase called “Political Buttons from the Button Museum: A Chicago museum portrays the history of American politics through the prism of a simple accessory.”
One of the buttons displayed is from before the Civil War. It displays a visage of Abraham Lincoln in the year he was reelected. TIME shows eleven other buttons besides the Lincoln button, but you can see many more at the Button Museum.
Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, has a great assortment of political buttons. Many are framed here at the office of State and Federal Communications. It’s a quite impressive display. Below you can see a few of the buttons she has collected over the years.
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