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Object Name: Button
Date: 1968
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Pin-backed campaign button; yellow sun shining rays on black picture of Humphrey against blue background; reads FOR/A/NEW/DAY./ ELECT/HUMPHREY!
Credit Line: Gift of Frederick Michel
Object Number: 2003.47.5
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Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey was one of the Democratic nominees in 1968 after President Lyndon B. Johnson turned down the nomination for re-election. Humphrey lost the general election to Richard M. Nixon.

Exhibitions:

"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.