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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.184
Date 1948
Material(s) Tinplate/Ink
Dimensions H-1.188 W-1.188 D-0.188 Dia-1.188 inches
Description 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.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1948 United States Presidential Election
People Amalgamated Lithographers of America
Truman, Harry S.
Subjects Buttons
Campaign insignia
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Button, Political
Campaign buttons
Political buttons
political campaigns
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS