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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Willkie
Catalog Number 1987.27.149
Creator Greenduck Co.
Date 1940
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-0.8 W-0.8 inches
Description This is a small lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The front of the button has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes with white and blue text. The white text on the red stripE reads "WE WANT" and the blue text on the white stripe reads "WILLKIE". There are three union labels and and manufacturer inscription for the "BREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO" in blue on the button back.
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 Green Duck Co.
Willkie, Wendell L.
Subjects Political elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Search Terms Republican
Republican candidates
Republican Ticket
Political button
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Button, Political
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS