You are here

I Wanna Be a Captain Too

I Wanna Be a Captain Too Cause Button Museum
Category: 
Additional Images: 
I Wanna Be a Captain Too button back Cause Button Museum
Text on Button: 
I WANNA BE A CAPTAIN TOO
Image Description: 

Blue text on a white background

Back Paper / Back Info: 

ST. LOUIS MO
ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO. MFGS.

Back Style: 
The Shape: 
The Size: 
Year / Decade Made: 
The Manufacturer: 
Additional Information: 

Used during the 1940 presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie, this button refers to the a controversy surrounding President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's family. In 1940, Roosevelt's son Elliot had enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He was quickly given the rank of Captain while bypassing the standard procedure necessary for receiving the title. The topic soon became a controversial issue amongst the American public at the time. Willkie's supporters distributed this button as an attack on Roosevelt and the perceived special treatment that his family was receiving.

Source: I Wanna Be a Captain Too - Anti FDR Button. Lori Ferber Presidential Memorabilia. Retrieved from https://www.loriferber.com/roosevelt-i-wanna-be-a-captain-too-button.html

Catalog ID: 
CA0542
Share with your friends: