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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.93
Date 1928
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-0.75 W-0.75 inches
Description This is a campaign button for Al Smith and Joe Robinson for the 1928 presidential election. It has a red, white and blue background. The text is in white and blue and reads "SMITH/AND/ROBINSON". This lithographed button has a straight pin enclosure and a maker's mark from the Greenduck Company on the back.
Notes Democrat Al Smith of New York lost the 1928 presidential election to Republican Herbert Hoover, largely because of his religion (Roman Catholicism) and his opposition to prohibition.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1928 United States Presidential Election
People Greenduck Company
Subjects Politics & government
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Search Terms Button, Political
Political button
Political candidates
political campaigns
Political elections
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS