Collage images of Republican presidential campaign buttons from throughout the 19th and 20th Century. Examples include: Nixon, Taft, Goldwater, Ford, Willkie, Reagan, Hoover etc...
Buttons are a honored tradition in the political campaigns. They are handy to pass out, inexpensive to make, and people will wear them. Buttons get your message out, identify your support staff, and encourage the public. As early as 1860, Abraham Lincoln and his various opponents used buttons to advocate their campaigns. This button displayed an array of historical Republican Presidential campaign buttons, including the ones that were used in as recent as the 1988 Reagan/Bush Campaign.