Let's Pull Together anti-Hitler mechanical lapel pin
- Object Type
Pin-back buttons (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
“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.
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Also in Second World War ephemera collection
The collection consists of one anti-Hitler pin, one ledger from the Chief of Police of Vienna, Austria, and one mimeographed page from an immigrant ship, SS Marine Shark relating to the history of World War II.
Contains one ledger from the Chief of Police of Vienna, Austria, listing measures taken against anarchists. Inside the ledger are copies of reports and documents regarding the persecution of anarchists. The collection also includes one mimeographed page from an immigrant ship, the "SS Marine Shark," which carried survivors to Palestine in June 1946. The text is light purple. On one side of the page 29 song titles are listed, and on the other side a menorah and a Star of David are drawn along with the title, "Oneg Shabbath."