As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify. We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of. And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for Senator” button, how do we know which Smith or which Jones? So we’ve been posting pictures of these buttons, hoping you will have the answer. Often, you have come through, which is most appreciated.
Thus far, we’ve completed the first 11 letters of the alphabet. (Check out our 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, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J and Letter K.) We even have one of buttons with pictures only — no names. That’s even harder to decipher.
We now bring you to the Letter L. The little we know (or think we know) about these buttons will appear in the descriptions below. Can anyone help with the identification of these buttons?
Some identifications and thoughts since these buttons were put up:
ROW 1 — Jim Largent for Congress (button 3) is Virginia 1962. The Lefkowitz/Newman/Schlesinger (button 4) is thought to be from NY, but that’s it. Joseph Lloyd for commissioner (button 6) has Oakland backpaper.
ROW 3 — Leo Legros (button 2) is from Mass. Lueder for mayor (button 4) is Chicago 1923.
ROW 4 — George Logan for mayor on the Good Government Party ticket (button 4) is Allegheny, Pa. in 1906. Wm. Lambert for state president (button 8) may not be political; it could be for the state president of the Elks in Ohio.
ROW 6 — Richard Limburg (button 5) could be from Westchester County, N.Y.
ROW 7 — Abe Leach for city attorney (button 2) is from Oakland, Calif. in 1905.
ROW 8 — Wm. E. Lewis for senator (button 4) could be upstate New York in 1902.
ROW 9 — Leardi for Assembly (button 5) is a Democrat from Westchester County, N.Y., in 1966.
ROW 10 — Michael Leary for Alderman (button 7) is from Boston.