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Name Truman, Harry S.

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Image of Button, Political - Button, Stevenson

Button, Political - Button, Stevenson

This is a celluloid process button with a safety pin enclosure. The button has a red out rim and white center. The central image is a black white caricature of Harry Truman with his lip buttoned. Beneath this in black text is "HOW WE'D LIKE HARRY". White text along the red rim reads "I'M FOR/STEVENSON".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the presidential campaign of Harry Truman and Alben Barkley in 1948. The button has a white background with two oval black and white photos of Harry Truman in the upper right and Alben Barkley in the lower left beneath a waving red, white and blue American flag. There is red lettering in the lower right area that reads "TRUMAN/ and BARKLEY". There are four dark blue stars on the upper left edge and 10 dark blue stars on the lower right edge. There is a stick pin attached to the back of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a political bitton for the presidential election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. The button is a lithograph style button with a red, white and blue background. The inscription is in white block letters and reads "ROOSEVELT/ TRUMAN/ SAVE/ AMERICA." The piece has a federal shield in the center with red and white stripes. There are two union stamps on the back.

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This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Harry Truman's presidential campaign in 1948. It has a red and white portrait of Truman on the front with his name "HARRY S. TRUMAN", in red print located at the bottom. There are two repetitive manufacturing labels stamped on the back. The first is a union label which reads, "UNION LABEL/LOCAL NO. 4/AMALGAMATE/LITHOGRAPHERS/OF AMERICA/CHICAGO/REGISTERED", in red print. The second is another union label, which reads, "UNION LABEL/LOCAL 115/SHOP 5", in red print. It has a stickpin on the back.

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There is a brass pin that reads "SOUVENIR" attached to a red, white and blue ribbon that holds a commemorative medallion. This is a souvenir medallion to commemorate Harry S. Truman's ascension to the presidency in April of 1945.

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Button, Political -

This is a memorial button issued at the death of former president Harry Truman. It was printed in black and white using the celluloid-type process and has a back pin with closure. It shows a picture of Truman on a white background with a black border bearing the inscription "HARRY S. TRUMAN / 1884-1972" in white letters. Along the back edge of the button is an inscription that reads, "FARGO RUBBER STAMP WORKS FARGO N. DKK."

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Button, Political -

This is a political button for Harry S. Truman who ran for re-election in the 1948 presidential election. The button is a celluloid type button with a black and white headshot photo of Harry S. Truman centered in the middle of the front of the pin. He is looking straight ahead. Flanking each side of his head are small black donkeys. Above his head are the words "For President", and around the bottom "Harry S. Truman". The white background has faded to a yellowish tone.

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Button, Political -

This is an inaugural button, made by celluloid process, for Harry Truman's 1949 Presidential Inauguration. It has a black and white portrait of Truman in the center, with a red background above and a blue background below. In the red background is reads, "INAUGURATION JANUARY 20, 1949" in white print. In the blue background is reads, "HARRY S. TRUMAN". On the left of the portrait is a red star, and on the right is a blue star, both with white backgrounds. It has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process button with a straight pin enclosure. It has a faded black background with a black and white photo of Truman, with the text "HARRY S. TRUMAN" printed in white below this photo.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Harry Truman 8-ball

Button, Political - Button, Harry Truman 8-ball

This is a small lithographed button that looks like an "8" pool ball. The button face is black with cream center. In the the cream center is the number "8". It has a straight pin enclosure. It is in support of Harry S. Truman.

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Poster, Political -

This poster has a white background with black text and is printed on thin cardboard. Across the top are three black and white photographs of political candidates. The left photograph has text under it which reads "SENATOR / ALBEN W. BARKLEY / CANDIDATE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT," and shows Barkley in a suit and tie. The center photograph features Harry Truman. The text under this photograph reads "PRESIDENT / HARRY S. TRUMAN." The right photograph has "REPRESENTATIVE / VIRGIL CHAPMAN / CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATOR" printed under it. Under this row of photographs is more text, this time in lower case, italicized text, which reads "For Congress, 1st District." More capital black text under this reads "N

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Badge, Political -

This object is an aide's badge for the presidential inauguration of Harry S. Truman on January 20th, 1949. The pin has a brass frame with a white plastic insert. "AIDE" is printed in black on the placard.A white ribbon with gold lettering hangs from the pin. "1789-1949 / 41st / INAUGURAL" is printed in gold on top portion. In the center of the ribbon is a seal featuring embellishment and "INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT" printed around the imagery of a capitol building with stars surrounding it. Below this imagery, "HARRY S. TRUMAN / ALBEN W. BARKLEY / JAN. 20TH / 1949" is also printed in gold. An Allied Printing Trade Council Union Label stamp is featured in gold on the back

Image of Cartoon - News of the Week as Seen by Dugan

Cartoon - News of the Week as Seen by Dugan

This cartoon is printed on thin cardstock and is in two separate pieces. The first piece has a brown text box at the top with the title "News of the Week as Seen by Dugan." Dinty Dugan, the illustrator, breaks the cartoon up into seven sections. His signature is found in the bottom right corner of the piece. In the top left section, a caricature of Uncle Sam is seen throwing handfuls of cash towards a group of waiting arms entitled "EUROPEAN NATIONS" while a man in a suit stands in front of him, representing the United States, and asks "HOW ABOUT ME?" In the bottom right corner of this segment is the caption "EX. PRES. HOOVER WARNS THAT / THERE IS A LIMIT TO HOW FAR / WE SHOULD EXTEND FOREIGN

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Button, Political -

This is a commemorative button from the 1948 Presidential election victory of Harry S. Truman. Made using the celluloid-type process with a back-pin, it is white with black lettering and says "Our 33rd President of The U.S.A. / HARRY S. TRUMAN / COUNTRY / Independence, Missouri."

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Button, Political -

This is a political campaign button for the predidential election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. It is a tab style button that was made with a lithographed production process. The background is red white and blue and it has an inscription in blue that says "ROOSEVELT/ TRUMAN." The maker's mark is on the tab and has two union stamps. It reads "BASTIAN BROTHERS CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y."

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This is a campaign button for Harry S. Truman's 1948 Presidential election. Truman's photo, in gray and white on a white background, takes up the whole button. "For President/ Harry S. Truman", in two lines, follows the arc of the button around the bottom of the photo. The button was made using the celluloid process and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Truman-Dewey Salesman's Sample

Button, Political - Button, Truman-Dewey Salesman's Sample

This is a salesman sample that was used to demonstrate the appearance of a campaign button endorsing Harry S. Truman's election to president in 1948. The button is made from two pieces of paper, one that is designed to be removed to replace the name of the candidate, and another which shows the actual appearance of the button. The paper is wrapped in plastic with a metal pin fixed to the back of the paper. The top layer of the button has three stripes; red on top, white in the middle and blue on the bottom. Within the red and blue stripes there is a white rectangle with text; the white stripe has a rectangular space cut out from it to reveal words printed on the second piece of paper. Th

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Button, Political -

This is a small lithographed button with red, white and blue bands. The red band is across the top of the button face, while the blue band is across the bottom. In the middle is a white band with blue text that reads "TRUMAN". The back of the button has maker's marks and a straight pin enclosure.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Truman Was Screwey...

Button, Political - Button, Truman Was Screwey...

This is a circular lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button is from the Thomas E. Dewey 1948 Presidential Campaign. The button face has a white background with dark blue text. The text reads "TRUMAN WAS SCREWY/TO BUILD/A PORCH/ FOR/ DEWEY".

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Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for the 1948 Democratic Presidential ticket of Truman/Barkley. There is a white stripe running horizontally through the center with a red star in the middle, flanked by two blue stars. Above the stripe, "Truman" is printed in white on a red background, while "Barkley" is printed below in white on a blue background. The button was printed using the lithographic process and has a stickpin on the back.