Keepsakes from Koch campaigns

Photos by Lincoln Anderson

Photos by Lincoln Anderson

Villagers bedecked with Ed Koch campaign buttons attended the former mayor’s funeral Monday at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side. Above, Barbara Steinberg, former social committee director for the Village Independent Democrats, Koch’s original political club, sported a scarf full of Koch buttons, including for one of his mayoral campaigns and his gubernatorial campaign. Below, former Councilmember Alan Gerson had a button for one of Koch’s re-election campaigns pinned to his overcoat, along with one for his late mom, Sophie, when she ran as a delegate for presidential candidate Al Gore in 1988. Koch also backed Gore in that election, according to Gerson.


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