Eugene V. Debs Campaign Button, 1920


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Eugene V. Debs was a five-time Socialist Party candidate for president in the early 1900s. During the First World War, Debs publicly railed against the war and the military draft. He was jailed in 1918 for his continued agitation against the government. Two years later, Debs made his fifth and final run -- this time from a federal prison. He lost, but still received over 900,000 votes.


  • Title: Eugene V. Debs Campaign Button, 1920
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926, Socialist Party (U.S.), Political campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Buttons (Information artifacts)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Button (Information artifact)
  • Object ID: 2001.142.41
  • Image ID: THF155496
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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