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Campaign ribbon

Object Number: 
Silk, cellulosic plastic, metal, paper
overall: 13.6525 x 3.81 cm
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."
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert Markham, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group