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Object Name Pin, Political
Date 1940
Title We Don't Want Eleanor Either
Description Round pin button, white background with blue print: "WE / DON'T WANT / ELEANOR / EITHER"; pin on reverse.
Acquisition Gift of Laura Patrick
Ownership and History The 1940 election, in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeated Wendell Willkie to win an unprecedented third term as President of the United States, produced an interesting assortment of campaign pins with anti-Roosevelt sentiments. Notable phrases included "We Don't Want Eleanor Either" and "Dr. Jekyll of Hyde Park." Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) became America's longest-serving first lady and is remembered as one of the most powerful women of her time.

This pin belonged to Laura (Elliman) Patrick (1934-2012) of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1940
Subjects Political campaigns
Presidential elections
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Associated People Patrick, Laura (Elliman)
Catalog Number 07.006.0009
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.