John F. Kennedy Political Campaign Button, 1960


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Using giveaways like this campaign button, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy launched an exhaustive campaign in 1960 against Republican opponent Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Despite charges that he lacked experience in foreign affairs and that his Catholic background would hurt him, Kennedy's knowledge and maturity eventually won him the very close 1960 election.


  • Title: John F. Kennedy Political Campaign Button, 1960
  • Date: 1960
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963, Democratic Party (U.S.), Political campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Buttons (Information artifacts)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Button (Information artifact)
  • Object ID: 2000.145.33
  • Image ID: THF100090
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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