Political history
2:39 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Political Button Extravaganza!

Political campaigns may be going more and more digital, but hopefully that doesn’t mean the end for buttons. Look at how much history you can sum up in these photos of campaign buttons! All of these photos come from the Connecticut State Library’s Flickr page.

Here are a few standout slogans. 

  • I’m a Weicker liker.
  • I’m ga-ga over Belaga
  • Attorney General Jerry Spiegel – Why not?
  • kip-fer, /’kip-,fər/, Barbara Ann: the definitive person for District 118.

Do you own any of these? Any favorites?

Candidates for governor who won.
Candidates for governor who won.
Credit Connecticut State Library
Candidates who lost bids for governor.
Candidates who lost bids for governor.
Credit Connecticut State Library
Buttons from Connecticut’s congressional delegations.
Buttons from Connecticut’s congressional delegations.
Credit Connecticut State Library
Congressional candidates who lost.
Congressional candidates who lost.
Credit Connecticut State Library
A combination of candidates for POTUS and local races.
A combination of candidates for POTUS and local races.
Credit Connecticut State Library
Candidates for statewide office.
Candidates for statewide office.
Credit Connecticut State Library
Candidates for State Senate, House.
Candidates for State Senate, House.
Credit Connecticut State Library