|Text on Button||Safety First / Vote Dry|
Black open umbrella with white text above a white state of Ohio with black text on red background.
|Back Paper / Back Info||
Bastian Bros. Co. MFR'S of Ribbon Metal and Celluloid Novelties Rochester, N.Y.
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This button is advocating Prohibition law passage for the state of Ohio. The umbrella image and "safety first" is commonly used on Prohibition buttons. This button predated national Prohibition, which banned the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States. Prohibition was mandated in the US in 1920 by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and repealed in 1933 with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment.