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Object Name: Thimble
Date: 1924
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dimpled metal campaign thimble with blue-banded, raised inscription "COOLIDGE AND DAWES"
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Alice Hirsch
Object Number: 1941.249
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Marks: Inscription: raised relief inscription around body, near rim: "Coolidge and Dawes" in capital letters.

Gallery Label:

This thimble was used to promote the presidential campaign of Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes in 1924.

Exhibitions:

"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.

"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.

"If Elected: The Game of American Politics," New-York Historical Society, July 4, 2008-January 11, 2009.