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Asbury Park Ask Me Ask Me Button Museum
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ASBURY PARK N J GLAD HAND COMMITTEE ASK ME
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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. 
BUTTONS BADGES NOVELTIES AND SIGNS 
NEWARK, N.J.

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Asbury Park, a small seaside city in New Jersey, was famous for its exceptional hospitality and tourism boom in the early 20th century. In fact, it was known around the United States as the "town without a frown". All twelve thousand men, women and children of the community were made members of the Asbury Park "Glad Hands Society", which prided itself on providing hospitable welcomes to visitors from around the country and around the globe. 

Sources: Asbury Park, to See America and See it Right (1915, May). Travel (25) pp.51-52. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=iDRQAQAAIAAJ

​New York Telephone Company (1915, August). Khorassans and Pythians at Asbury Park. Telephone Review (6) p.238-239. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=ticoAAAAYAAJ

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AM0041
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