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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Willkie
Catalog Number 1987.27.159
Creator Bastian Brothers Company
Date 1940
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-0.875 W-0.875 inches
Description This is a small, circular, lithographed button. The button has a white, blue, and red background and blue and white text. The button has a straight pin enclosure. The blue text on the white background at the top of the button front reads "EVERY BUDDY". The red circle in the center contains a white star with blue text "US" in the center. Below the star in blue text is "FOR". At the bottom of the button is white text over a blue background. The white text reads "WILLKIE".
Notes In 1940 Willkie was nominated by the Republican party to run for the presidency against Roosevelt, who had aroused great opposition by seeking a third term. Willkie's running mate was Charles Linza McNary, senator from Oregon and Senate minority leader after 1932. Despite a vigorous campaign and a popular vote of 22,321,018, Willkie was defeated.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Bastian Brothers Company
Willkie, Wendell L.
Subjects Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Political parties
Search Terms Republican party
Republican candidates
Political button
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Button, Political
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS