Silk, plastic, metal
Overall: 5 3/16 x 1 1/2 in. ( 13.2 x 3.8 cm )
Inscription: back of button, imprinted in black on paper backing: "NATIONAL/EQUIPMENT CO./12 E. 23D ST./NEW YORK/TEL. 2477 18TH ST."
Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 presidential campaign badge; consists of circular plastic pin-back button depicting image of eagle with suspended blue woven silk ribbon bearing inscription printed in gold: "REPUBLICAN/COUNTY/COMMITTEE/ROOSEVELT/AND/FAIRBANKS/HIGGINS/AND BRUCE."
Fairbanks was Roosevelt’s Vice Presidential candidate in 1904. Prior to that Fairbanks was a senator from Indiana. In 1904 Frank Wayland Higgins was running under the Republican ticket for Governor and Republican M. Linn Bruce was running for Lieutenant Governor.
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