Buttons and other pin and lapel devices took on many forms throughout the years. The earliest presidents will only have commemorative clothing buttons or ribbons manufactured for them. Backname buttons were a popular type of button that had the candidate’s name on the back of the button, which was sewn onto clothing. Later, brooches became popular, often bearing a picture of a president. Buttons and other lapel devices from before 1896 can be very rare and valuable, so call or email us to get an accurate estimate of your item's worth.