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Button

Object Number: 
INV.7172
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Pin-back campaign button; inscribed "16/1/PATD JULY 12, 1896"; "16" and "1" are divided by silver and gold; reverse printed on paper "THE/WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./PATENTED/JULY 17, 1894/APRIL 14,1896
Gallery Label: 
William Jennings Bryan ran against William McKinley in the election of 1896. His running mate was Arthur Sewall.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group