Pin-back campaign button

Object Number: 
INV.7025
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
overall: 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
Pin-back campaign button; depicts images of William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall; portraits are framed in gold; reverse printed on paper "BUTTONS MADE BY/THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.,/NEWARK, N.J., U.S.A./PAT. APRIL 14, 1896,/JULY 21, 1896"
Gallery Label: 
William Jennings Bryan ran against William McKinley in the election of 1896. His running mate was Arthur Sewall.
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Creative: Tronvig Group