You can’t figure out what Seattle coach Pete Carroll was thinking when he called for that ill-fated pass play during the Super Bowl?
How do you think we feel when we can’t figure out who all these local campaign buttons refer to??
As you know, every so often we come across campaign buttons for candidates we’ve never heard of. How do we identify who they are? And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, well, how do we know which Smith or which Jones? That’s where you come in.
We’ve been offering photos of these unknown buttons (arranged alphabetically by candidate names) for you to help identify. You’ve been doing an amazing job, for which we are very thankful. (Previous “Who Dats”: Unknowns beginning with the Letter A, Letter B, two pages for Letter C (here and here), Letter D, Letter E, Letter F and Letter G.
And now we’re back with another selection of campaign items of candidates, this time focusing on the letter “H.” As in, HELP US!
Thanks for your help! (Please check out the notes right below the two pages of buttons.)
Since we put up these buttons, we’ve gotten some feedback and input. Here’s what we know (or think we know) so far:
First line: Howes is Maryland.
Second line: Holman for Auditor may be Missouri.
Third line: Charles Brumm Helms was the state secretary for the Patriotic Order Sons of America. Is this political? The “Ellsworth Healy for Congress” picture/ribbon item is from the Bronx, N.Y. in 1915.
Fourth line: J. Bate Harvey may be South Carolina. C.J. Hyde for mayor is the losing Republican candidate in Louisville, Ky., 1973. Will B. Hadley for mayor may be Philadelphia.
Fifth line: Howarth for mayor may be Newark, N.J. George Hine for mayor is Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Sixth line: The oval Hayes for Congress is Maine 1988. Howard Houston for mayor is thought to be Meriden, Conn. Paul Hannagan for mayor is Lawrence, Mass. Aaron Hostetter for legislature may be Pennsylvania. And don’t you love the thought of the rooster button being for Chick Harris?
First line: John Howard for executive council is New Hampshire. Assuming Heimann for Assembly is NY, but where? Hattie for Alderman is Chicago. The Hawkins for US Senator is thought to be from Louisiana, but it was manufactured by a Baltimore button company. +++The Leonard/Humenik/O’Leary item is a mayor and council item from Garwood, N.J. in Union County. Hubbell for LG could be Michigan. Hushion for Comptroller is thought to be Yonkers, N.Y.
Third line: John Herron for mayor is Pittsburgh.
Fourth line: Hall has Los Angeles back paper.
Fifth line: Hahnen for Congress could be Minnesota.