New Frontier Man of the Year / Astronaut John Glenn
New Frontier Man of the Year / Astronaut John Glenn

New Frontier Man of the Year / Astronaut John Glenn

Price: $36.95
Pinback button celebrating astronaut John Glenn and endorsing the agenda of President John F. Kennedy, c. 1962.
Catalog No: 1766
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 1.25 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF

Pinback button celebrating astronaut John Glenn and endorsing the agenda of President John F. Kennedy, c. 1962. Emress Specialty Co., New York.

Cleverly juxtaposes the "final frontier" of space with Kennedy's liberal reform program. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, was a personal friend of the president, and later had a successful career in politics himself. A desirable button with political and early space exploration interest, it's been rocketing skyward at auction....

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