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."
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.
Gift of Robert Markham, 1956
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