William Hale Thompson: Chicago mayoral pinbacks
William Hale Thompson: Chicago mayoral pinbacks

William Hale Thompson: Chicago mayoral pinbacks

Price: $100.00
Pinback buttons promoting William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson for mayor of Chicago, c. 1915-1926.
Catalog No: 19109
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 7/8 - 1.25 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF
Pinback buttons promoting William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson for mayor of Chicago, c. 1915-1926. Three scarce designs, including Prosperity dinner bucket. Thompson was a populist Republican who served three terms as mayor in the 1910s and '20s. His tenure overlapped with the gangland era of Chicago during Prohibition, and he is remembered for a strategic alliance with Al Capone.

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