Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.3741
Date: 
1896-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 1 1/4 in. diameter
Description: 
A dark blue pinback campaign button with a color enhanced photo lithographic portrait of a balding man encircled by white stars with the caption "For President Wm. J. Bryan". William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was a lawyer, Congressional Representative from Nebraska, Secretary of State (1913-1915), and a candidate for the presidency in the 1896, 1900 and 1908 elections, acting as a major proponent of monetary reform and the silver standard, as well becoming a very public proponent of religious fundamentalism and activist against Darwinian evolution during the famous Scopes Trial in 1925.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group