|Text on Button||"CHICAGO SYMPHONY For PRESIDENT" N.Y. TIMES|
Blue and red text on a white background with red stripes in the upper left and a blue area on the bottom left with white stars on it.
|Curl Text||SUPPORT CHICAGO SYMPHONY 220 S. MICHIGAN CHGO 60604|
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This is a promotional button for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) from the 1970s. The saying on the button is a reference to a New York Times article which called for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to be nominated for President. This button may have been related to a larger promotional campaign for the CSO. In 1976, under the direction of conductor Sir Georg Solti, the orchestra was featured on a 39-week nationally syndicated radio program. The series, sponsored by Amoco and produced by Chicago radio station WFMT, aimed to fulfill an increasing demand for more classical music programming on the radio.