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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.188
Date 1948
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-0.875 W-0.875 Dia-0.875 inches
Description This is a political button from the 1948 Truman/Barkley presidential campaign. It was made by the lithographic process and is printed in blue and white. The upper and lower quarters of the circle are blue with white letters, while the middle half is white with blue letters. It says "VOTE / TRUMAN / AND / BARKLEY / IN '48."
Notes Drexell R. Davis, (1921-2009), held several elective offices in Kentucky during the latter half of the twentieth century, including treasurer, (1971 & 1979), and Secretary of State, (1975). He served 33 years in various state jobs. He was known for his extensive collection of political campaign buttons, many of which he donated to KHS in 1987.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1948 United States Presidential Election
People Barkley, Alben
Truman, Harry
Subjects Buttons (Information artifacts)
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Political campaigns
Campaigns, Political
Search Terms Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Presidential nominees
Political button
political campaigns
political souvenirs
Button, Political
Vice Presidential Candidates
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS