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GERAGHTY & COMPANY
3035-37 W. LAKE ST.
The Chicago American began publishing in 1900 and changed names several times before folding in 1974. It was called the Herald-Examiner between 1918 and 1939. “Buy American products” was a campaign the Herald-Examiner and other papers ran during the Great Depression telling readers to spend their money on American goods instead of foreign products.
For a similar button see CA0086 https://buttonmuseum.org/buttons/boston-american.
20 Jan 1933, Page 8 - The Daily Herald at Newspapers.com. Newspapers.com. (2020). Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/37234515/?terms=%22buy%2Bamerican%22.
Boston American | Busy Beaver Button Museum. Buttonmuseum.org. (2020). Retrieved from https://buttonmuseum.org/buttons/boston-american.
Chicago American. En.wikipedia.org. (2020). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_American.