The Very First Button. Like, Ever. March 11 2016
Buttons have been around for a long time. And by "long time" I mean since the late 1700's.
The first "button" was used during the inauguration of George Washington in 1789. It looked like this:
A few decades later in 1824, election buttons hit the scene during the campaign of John Quincy Adams against Andrew Jackson.
Back then, campaign buttons look quite different from the buttons of today. Some main differences in the buttons of today vs. the buttons of yester-year include how the buttons are actually worn. In 1824, buttons were sewn onto clothing rather than just pinned on.
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