Pushing buttons…political buttons that is

When I was growing up, there was a frame in our family room filled with old political campaign buttons. I thought that was pretty cool. This frame had maybe 30 old buttons and pins in it going back to the 1880’s.

I’m a little bit of a political geek. For a while growing up I thought that was were I was going to work, then an internship right after college changed my mind and I’ve been pushing technology ever since. Even though I don’t make my living at it, politics and the marketing of politics is a hobby. I volunteer for some local elections and people and issues I believe in.

A previous post on DontEattheShrimp led to a discussion with Adam Gottlieb who is one of the folks putting together the APIC National Convention in Las Vegas, August 4-7 at the Riviera Hotel. What is APIC? American Political Item Collectors. For anyone involved in marketing or politics this could be a fascinating show to attend.

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few weeks and was waiting on a picture of that frame to include, but it didn’t happen. Then today, a story on Fark, everyone’s favorite time waster caught my eye. The blurb was relatively tame for Fark, “The 10 most bizarre bits of political memorabilia that you can buy right now.” but it caught my eye. Not sure how many of these are real, but check out the accompanying article then get yourself to Vegas to see the real thing.

The above pictures are by Adam Gottlieb of items in his collection. Also, Adam and the convention were included in today’s Bee.


2 thoughts on “Pushing buttons…political buttons that is

  1. Hello,

    My name is Justin Schuster and I am an editor at a political publication at Yale University called The Politic. Our feature for this publication comprises three interviews from some of the nation’s foremost politicians and thinkers. To that effect, I was curious if we could have your permission to use your political button collage picture. We are doing layout on our publication today, and I apologize for the last minute message, but if you get this, could you please let me know if we have your permission to use this picture – it would mean a great deal.

    Warmest regards,

    – Justin Schuster

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