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Arthur McGonigle Pretzel

Arthur McGonigle Pretzel Political Button Museum
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Illustration of a brown pretzel on a blue background

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This is a campaign pin for Arthur McGonigle, a Pennsylvania businessman who ran for state governor in 1958, though he was defeated by David Lawrence. McGonigle was famous for turning a small pretzel factory into what was considered at the time to be the largest pretzel factory in the United States, resulting in many “twist” puns during his political campaign. 

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