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Name Bryan, William Jennings

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Image of Badge, Political - Pin, 1908 Democratic National Convention

Badge, Political - Pin, 1908 Democratic National Convention

This object is a delegate badge commemorating the 1908 Democratic National Convention, which was held in Denver, Colorado. The pin back is brass and features an American flag on the left and right, as well as a rectangle with "DELEGATE" stamped in it. "DENVER / JULY / 1908" is printed on banners above and below the rectangle. Below the pin back is a vertically striped red, white, and blue silk ribbon. The ribbon is gathered at the bottom where it attaches to an eagle-shaped medal. Banners surround the eagle, with "DEMOCRATIC / NATIONAL CONVENTION" stamped on them. The back of the medallion features a maker's mark which reads: "GREENDUCK CO. / CHICAGO / MAKERS / A.C. SALLEE, EVANSVILLE, IND."

Image of Doll

Doll -

This is a "soap baby" from the 1896 presidential campaign. It is a figure of a baby carved from soap in a rectangular cardboard box. The box reads "My Papa Will Vote For Bryan."

Image of Tray, Serving

Tray, Serving -

This is a rectangular tinplate tray with raised molded sides. There is a black and whtie lithographed image of William Jennings Bryan in the center. There is a red and gold outline around the picture. The sides of the tray are decorated with green leaves with red berries on the left and oak leaves with acorns on the right. There is a gold rectangle at the bottom with the name W.J. Bryan.

Image of Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

This a political button from the 1900 presidential campaign of William Jennings Bryan. The button is made with a celluloid-process with a tinplate backing. The button shows William Jennings Bryan's bust and profile facing to his left. The front inscription printed in black reads "Wm J. Bryan". The backing has a paper label with the following inscription printed in dark blue: "Sweet Caporal/ Cigarette/ BUTT was manufactured by/ The Whitehead & Hoag Co./ Badges & Buttons/ Newark, N.J./". The remaining patent information is illegible due to damage to paper backing.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Bryan-Kern

Button, Political - Button, Bryan-Kern

This is a political button from the 1908 presidential election featuring William Jennings Bryan and John W. Kern. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label. The front of this button has a light blue background with portraiture of Bryan on the viewer's left and Kern to the viewer's right. "BRYAN AND KERN" is printed in white on a black block following the curvature of the button on the lower portion. The back of the button features a paper backing with the following inscribed in black: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/ NEWARK, N.J./ PATENTED JULY 17,1894/ APRIL 14, 1896. JULY 21, 1896".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a political button from the 1900 presidential campaign of William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson I. The button is made with a celluloid process. It has two circles with the candidates photographs inside them. The names of the candidates are above the photographs reading "BRYAN" and "STEVENSON." The background of the button is silver and has a red, white and blue ribbon behind the images. The back has an Allied Printing union label and a maker's mark that reads "The Whitehead & Hoag Co./ Newark, N.J., U.S.A./ Pat. April 14, 1896,/ July 21, 1896."

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Ribbon, Political -

This is a silk ribbon that was created for the 1896 presidential campaign of William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall. The ribbon has a red, white and blue background with two circles in the foreground. Within the top circle is an image of William Jennings Bryan facing towards the proper left. Within the bottom circle is an image of Arthur Sewall facing towards the proper right. The inscription reads, "WILLIAM J. BRYAN / PRESIDENT / ARTHUR SEWALL / VICE-PRESIDENT".

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Button, Political -

This is a William Jennigs Bryan celluloid process political button with a white background. There is an image of a rooster clutching a broom in the center of the button, with the words "A CLEAN/SWEEP" surrounding it in black text.

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Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process button. It has a red, white and blue background with a flag motif border with gold piping around a blue border that reads "FIRST VOTERS/BRYAN CLUB". There is a black and white image of William Jennings Bryan in the center of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a political button for the 1900 presidential campaign of William Jennings Bryan. The button has a photograph of Bryan attached to the center on a tinplate backing. The piece has a twisted wire frame made of brass with stripes of blue, white and red enamel. The back has a stamp in the center that reads "PINLOCK/ PAT/ MAY 31 '98."

Image of Postcard

Postcard -

This 3 1/2-inch by 5 1/2-inch postcard features on the front a color image of Fairview, the home of William Jennings Bryan in Lincoln, Nebraska, and an inset portrait of Bryan. At the top in red lettering, it says, "'Fairview' Home of William Jennings Bryan, Lincoln, Nebr." Along the right edge, it says, "Frank Du Teil, Dist. Lincoln, Nebr." The back is printed with red ink. Centered across the top are the words "Post Card" in all capital letters. A vertical line extends from the bottom edge and ends below and to the right of the T in "post" at a small trademark of S & K Art Series. To the left of the line, and reading from the left, it says, "' Elite' No. 117. The Suhling Co., Pub. C

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Program -

This program is printed on thin tan cardstock. The front cover is split vertically down the middle; these two flaps then open up to reveal the rest of the program. Across the front of the cover in brown text is printed "WASHINGTON DAY / 1905 [space] MARCH 1, 1975 [space] 1975." Below this text are two black and white images in oval frames. The left image is of "WM. JENNINGS BRYAN," and his name is printed on a small banner under the frame holding his photograph. The right picture also has a banner which has the name of the man in the frame - "JIMMY CARTER." Across the bottom of the cover is printed "70TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET." The cover has a thin brown border which is echoed on every other pa

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Badge, Political -

This is a delegate button with ribbon that was created for the Democratic State Convention in Cedar Rapids, IA, August 16, 1900. The button is a pressed celluloid-type process button with a sepia-toned headshot photograph of William Jennings Bryan looking to the left. He is wearing a dark suit coat, white-collared shirt, and dark bow tie. Attached to the button is a vertically-striped silk ribbon in red, white, and blue stripes with gold foil print on the ribbon which reads "DELEGATE/DEMOCRATIC/STATE /CONVENTION/CEDAR RAPIDS, IA./AUGUST 16, 1900". The button is metal with metal pin attached to the back. The paper maker's label is glued to the inside of the button and back of the ribbon.

Ribbon, Political -

This is a democratic state convention delegate ribbon from Ottumwa, Iowa. It is made of dark blue silk and has silver printed text that reads ""DELEGATE / DEMOCRATIC / STATE / CONVENTION / OTTUMWA, IA. / AUGUST 12, / 1896." There is a printed silver likeness of William Jennings Bryan in the center of the ribbon under the word "CONVENTION". The sides of the ribbon are the selvages, the top is cut and unfinished, and the bottom of the ribbon is finished with a v-cut shaped end.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is circular celluloid-process pin back button one of William Jennings Bryan's political campaigns. The button features a tinted photograph of Bryan on the front. The back of the button has a paper lining with an Allied Printing Trades Council union label printed in the center with text printed around the logo that reads, "THE / WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. / NEWARK, N.J. / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894 / APRIL 14, 1896. JULY 2, 1896." The button has a stick pin closure. This is a cBW photo of William Jennings Bryan, no slogan. (Note there are two of these, similar but not identical.)

Image of Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

This is a celluloid process button with a straight pin enclosure. The button front has a colorized black and white image of William Jennings Bryan. The button back is paper.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a celluloid process political button featuring a sepia tone composite photo with William Jennings Bryan on the right looking to his right. Bryan is wearing a white-colored tie and shirt, dark vest and overcoat. John C.W. Beckham is in the center looking straight ahead, and wearing a stand-up white collared shirt and dark suit. There is an unknown mustached politician on left looking to his left, wearing a dark tie and light-colored shirt, a dark-colored suit coat with a stripe along the edges of the lapel. There is a brass stickpin that fits into raised notch on rim of back plate.

Image of Button, Political - Button, William Jenning Bryan

Button, Political - Button, William Jenning Bryan

This is a campaign button from the 1896 Democratic Presidential bid of William Jennings Bryan. It is a color tinted bust photo of the candidate on a silver background with "Wm. J. Bryan" in white around the lower left edge. The back bears a label-"Allied Printers/Trade/.../Mark/Newark" and below that "Buttons made by/ the Whitehead & Hoag Co./Newark, N.J., U.S.A./Pat. April 14, 1896/July 21, 1896".

Image of Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

Button, Political - Button, William Jennings Bryan

This is a political campaign button for William Jennings Bryan's 1900 presidential election campaign. The piece is a celluloid-process button with tinplate-backing. The front of this button has a bluish background featuring a black and white portrait of Bryan facing the viewer's left. The reverse features a paper label with the following inscription printed in black: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ Newark, N.J./ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/ NEWARK, N.J./PATENTED JULY 17, 1894/ APRIL 16, 1896. JULY 27, 1896".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is circular celluloid-process pin back button from one of William Jennings Bryan's [residential campaigns. The button has a circular color image of Bryan in the center set against a light blue or gray background. Bryan is wearing a dark suit jacket and tie with a white dress shirt. The back of the button has a stick pin closure.