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Let's Pull Together anti-Hitler mechanical lapel pin

Object | Accession Number: 2003.195.2

“Let’s pull together” anti-Hitler pin manufactured by Evans Novelty Company in Chicago in the 1940s. The mechanical pin depicts Uncle Sam hanging Adolf Hitler with a sign encouraging the viewer to help by pulling a string. The company manufactured novelty items and other supplies for resale through independent distributers. The pins were sold on display cards that held 24 pins and the company recommended the distributers sell them individually for a price of 10 cents. After the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and Germany’s declaration of war 4 days later, a wave of American patriotism and anti-German sentiment swept through the country. Much of this was manifested through pieces of ephemera such as posters, buttons, pins, cards, toys and decals depicting Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty beating a caricature of Hitler. This sentiment continued in America until the end of the war.

manufacture:  approximately 1942
manufacture: Chicago (Ill.)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-09-16 11:32:09
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