Leandro Nicéforo Alem (11 March 1841 – 1 July 1896) was an Argentinean politician and the founder and leader of the Radical Civic Union. After returning from the war against
His trade mark white beret became a symbol for the Radicals and centre-left parties in Argentina.
Homero Manzi paid tribute to Alem in his tango "Milonga del 900", a number of towns and cities in Argentina are named after Alem and, with his Boina Blanca, or white beret, he became a bit of a cult icon avant la lettre, with his picture on various consumer items. The razor blades shown here are from Germany, the US, Argentina and Switserland.