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Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3796
Date: 
1944-1948
Medium: 
Plastic, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/4 x 2 5/8 in. diameter; 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. diameter
Description: 
Two white pinback campaign buttons, one large and one small, both with a central black and white photograph of Thomas E. Dewey encircled by the words in black "For President/ Thomas E. Dewey". Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) of Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Republican. U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; Governor of New York, 1943-55; defeated, 1938; candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group