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    Pair of Classic 1932 Jugate Buttons for Franklin Roosevelt and Boston Mayor James Curley Curley was one of the most colorful characters in the history of American politics, and these 2 1/8" "coat-tail" buttons have always been collector favorites. Usually the local candidate was trying to attach himself to the coat-tails of the party's Presidential hopeful. But in this case the button may just as easily have been intended to help FDR by associating him with the popular mayor. A real "man of the people," Curley pioneered the concept of public works projects to create jobs long before Roosevelt's New Deal. Note that the blue border on one button is lighter than on the other. It is not faded; these were two separate print runs using two shades of blue. The "Work and Wages" variety is tougher than the "Economic Security" version. Both are in fine shape.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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