"Answer Peekskill" campaign pin for Ben Davis

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Davis, Benjamin Jefferson Jr., American, 1903 - 1964
Medium
plastic on paper on metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place purchased
Gardner, Worchester County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1940s
Description
Small round Ben Davis political button with a pin back. Red lettering on an off-white background reads "Answer Peekskill/ Re-Elect/ Ben Davis/ Vote A.L.P." emblem of the Allied Printing Trades Council (labor union) appears between the last two lines. The back is a simple metal stickpin; there is no catch for the pin. There are several small rust spots.
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.207.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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