Button Up – Pin-Back Badges
The button badge was first used to show your loyalty to a political party in the late 1700s. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln’s campaigners created the first badge that featured a photo, however the design that we know today wasn’t patented for another thirty six years. A patent was issued to Benjamin Whitehead on 21st July 1896 for a “Badge Pin or Button” .
We’ve had a rummage around the internet and found these cool badges from the mid sixties to the early eighties, including some groovy Atari, Seven-up, Pizza hut and Wonka badges, then to finish off we have ones promoting popular UK 1980s Kids programmes Tiswas and Magpie -Oookaay!
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