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The Green Duck Metal Stamping Company was founded by George G. Greenburg and Harvey Ducgheisel in 1906 in Chicago, Illinois. They initially provided metal stamped medals, tokens, badges, and even casino chips, but also specialized in pinback buttons, advertising signs, and key tags.
The tab-style button was a Green Duck promotional product for "Election '72"—the 47th United States presidential election. In that election, the Republican incumbent president Richard Nixon and vice president Spiro Agnew faced off against Democratic nominee George McGovern and his running mate Sargent Shriver. Nixon won the election in a landslide victory with about 60% of the popular vote and was elected for his second term. However, his term was cut short in 1974 when he was forced to resign before facing impeachment for the Watergate scandal.
The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. (2023, July 14). United States presidential election of 1972. Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/event/United-States-presidential-election-of…;
Homren, W. (2010). Green [space] Duck was originally Greenduck Corporation. The E-Sylum, 13(50). Retrieved from: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n50a16.html