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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Willkie-McNary
Catalog Number 1987.27.160
Creator Greenduck Co.
Date 1940
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-0.75 W-0.75 inches
Description This is a small, circular, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. It has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes with blue text. The blue text on the white stripes reads: "WILLKIE/AND/MCNARY".
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 campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politicians
Search Terms Republican
Republican candidates
Republican Ticket
Button, Political
Political button
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politicians
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS