Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3789
Date: 
1948-1952
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 3/4 in. diameter
Description: 
An ivory colored pinback campaign button with a blue elephant and a yellow eagle near the bottom below the words in blue and white on red "Veterans For Stassen". Harold Edward Stassen (1907-2001) was a lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940; Governor of Minnesota, 1939-43; resigned 1943; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; among the founders of the United Nations in 1945; in 2001, he was the last surviving signer of the United Nations charter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group