Don't Be an Ass 1944 Dewey for President T-Shirt

Liberty Maniacs

Thomas E. Dewey presidential reproduction t-shirt featuring the "Don't be an Ass Vote for Dewey" slogan. It's made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!

The original image was an unofficial, but popular, button. We took the original and made these cool shirts. Fun fact: perhaps the first use of t-shirts as a promotional medium (or at least the oldest t-shirt with a printed slogan) was in 1948, when presidential candidate Governor Thomas E. Dewey printed the slogan “Dew-It with Dewey” on t-shirts during his campaign. You can see one of the original t-shirts for yourself at The Smithsonian Institute, which has it on permanent display.

You can also get the reproduction here.

• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28




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