|Text on Button||VIVA MEXICO YOUR FRIEND UNCLE SAM SOUVERNIR 1926 RECUERDO 1926|
Illustration of Uncle Sam character shaking hands with a mustachioed man wearing a sombrero-style hat, red neckerchief, vest, and a sash bearing the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white and red. Blue text on a white background.
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The 1926 Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition was a public relations event intended to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of America and 50th anniversary of the 1876 Centennial Exposition. Sadly, the exposition was not a great success. Opening day was rained out and attendance was far below expectation. The fair went into receivership and the assets were auctioned off.
Hake's - RARE "VIVA MEXICO" SESQUI-CENTENNIAL BUTTON.. Hakes.com. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/4601/RARE-VIVA-MEXICO-SESQUI-C….
Sesquicentennial Exposition. En.wikipedia.org. (2020). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesquicentennial_Exposition.