Political novelty

Object Number: 
2002.1.4620
Date: 
1948
Medium: 
Leather, plastic
Dimensions: 
5 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
A black plastic men's hair comb in a dark blue flat leather case printed in white "Dewey/ In 1948". 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