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Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
ca.1940
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description 
Circular metal badge "JOSEPH/O'DWYER/IMPELLITTERI"; red, white and blue.
Credit Line 
Gift of David Klotz
Object Number 
2001.92
Gallery Label 
William O'Dwyer won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City in 1941 but was defeated in the general election by Fiorello H. La Guardia. He was elected mayor in 1945 as the candidate of the Democratic and American Labor parties. In 1949, Vincent R. Impellitteri became the acting mayor of New York City after the resignation of Mayor William O'Dwyer in 1950.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group