William McKinley Inauguration Souvenir Badge
Silk, cellulosic plastic, gilt metal, gold metallic braid, gold metallic bullion
Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 11/16 in. ( 23.2 x 6.8 cm )
Ornate rectangular gilt metal pin-back bar with striped red, white, and blue ribbon with applied circular button with portrait of McKinley and gold metallic bullion tassel suspended below; inscription in gold: "INAUGURATION/MARCH 4TH,/1897"; superimposed upon longer woven cream silk ribbon with gold metallic braid edging and bullion trim with inscription printed in gold across bottom: "Souvenir"
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