Button, Harry S. Truman, 1948

Button, Harry S. Truman, 1948

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Harry S. Truman assumed the presidency upon the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. In what many observers called the greatest upset in presidential election history, Truman won his own full term in 1948 defeating three other candidates: Thomas Dewey (Republican), Strom Thurmond (States’ Rights Democratic), and Henry Wallace (Progressive) who finished in that order. The design on this button is very similar to one used in Roosevelt’s campaigns and by many subsequent candidates.
Object Name
button
date made
1948
used date
1948
referenced
Truman, Harry S.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2013.0211.065
accession number
2013.0211
catalog number
2013.0211.065
subject
Political Campaigns
Presidential Campaign of 1948
See more items in
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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