Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3800
Date: 
1944-48
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 1/4 in. diameter
Description: 
A pinback campaign button with a central blue photolithograph of Thomas Dewey encircled by a red border printed in white "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