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Replica Campaign Pins
In 1789, George Washington and his supporters wore the first political buttons during the first presidential inauguration in New York. They weren’t exactly like the buttons we know today; instead of metal pins these campaign buttons were real brass buttons sewn onto coats. The “Long Live the President” encircled by symbols of the 13 states is adapted from a button worn by President Washington at his inauguration. “GW-Long Live the President” was one style in a variety of Washington commemorative buttons. Buttons are 1 ½” in diameter.