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1940 Wendell Willkie Campaign Buttons The 1940 election was the most challenging and divisive of FDR’s political career. The President’s decision to seek an unprecedented third term inflamed his opponents—and some former supporters—who charged he wanted to become a dictator. … Continue reading

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NRA Buttons A key element of FDR’s economic revival plan during his First 100 Days in office was the National Industrial Recovery Administration (NRA). The NRA sought to end cut-throat competition that was reducing wages and prices to disastrous levels. … Continue reading

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Button Vest (MO 1973.44)   This unique vest is among the many unusual gifts admirers sent to President Roosevelt. Lined with brown silk faille, it is completely covered with buttons of all sizes, shapes, and colors. On the back, “FDR … Continue reading

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