A black and white photograph of a man's face appears before a white background. The man wears a bowler hat. Above him the button is rimmed in blue with white text; below is red, also with white text.
EMRESS SPECIALTY CO 11 JONES STREET N.Y. 14 N.Y. union bug
This button was part of the promotional campaign for the 1952 book The Candidate: A Photographic Interview with the Honorable James Durante by Philippe, Yvette, and Ylla Halsman. James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (1893-1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. The son of Italian immigrants, Durante was born and raised in New York City and became one of the most well-known performers from the 1920s until the 1970s. He started off as a ragtime pianist but later branched out into comedy, singing, and acting. Starting in the 1930, Durante was also prominently featured on radio and, starting in 1950, on television.