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Button

Object Number: 
INV.7381
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
On rim: Spiegel Nov.Co. N.Y.C
Description: 
Pin-back campaign button; depicts a black Republican elephant gripping, by its trunk, a white Democratic donkey on a circus stool; inscribed "THE LAST ACT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group