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Object Name: Pin-back button
Date: 1930-1951
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Medium: Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Description: Political pinback button with white ground and black and white photographic portrait at center; text circling outside edge: "OUR LEADER/ JOHN A. BOLES"
Object Number: INV.2322
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Marks: Printed on back paper: "WM. T. WAGER/ Buttons, Badges/ AUTOBANNERS/ 2752-3RD AVE./ BRONX, N.Y./ [Union Label] 1"

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John A. Bolles was an active participant in New York City Republican politics from 1908 until his death in 1951. He severed on the Board of Aldermen and the City Court for New York County among many other positions. He was President of the Republican Club and Replubican leader of the Twenty-second Assembly District in Manhattan.