Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3793
Date: 
1944-1948
Medium: 
Plastic, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/4 x 3 5/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A large white pinback campaign button with a central photograph encircled by the words in blue "For President/ Thomas E. Dewey". Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) of Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Republican. U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; Governor of New York, 1943-55; defeated, 1938; candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group