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I Wanna Be a Captain Too - Anti FDR Button

SKU: FDR379

Availability: In stock

$7.95

Quick Overview

Original button from the 1940 presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie for President. Campaining against a third term for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Willkie supporters distributed this popular button referring to Roosevelt's son getting promoted quickly to Captain in the U.S. Army.

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Historical Notes

Button that disparages FDR and the very controversial "CAPTAIN" issue during the 1940 presidential campaign. In 1940, Roosevelt's son Elliott enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and was very quickly made a Captain, bypassing the normal procedure for attaining that rank. It became a very hot issue with the public during the Willkie vs. Roosevelt campaign

Additional Information

Historical Notes Button that disparages FDR and the very controversial "CAPTAIN" issue during the 1940 presidential campaign. In 1940, Roosevelt's son Elliott enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and was very quickly made a Captain, bypassing the normal procedure for attaining that rank. It became a very hot issue with the public during the Willkie vs. Roosevelt campaign
Product Condition Very good, with original backpaper
Condition used
size 7/8" diameter
Price $7.95

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