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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1976.8.3
Date 1903
Material(s) Celluloid/Paper/Tinplate/Copper
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1.25 Dia-1.25 inches
Description This is a campaign button for John C.W. Beckham. The button is a Celluloid type process with a sepia tone headshot photo of Beckham printed on paper. Beckham is shown looking to the right and wearing a white collared shirt and a dark colored suit. The front has an inscription at the top that says "Our Next Governor", and at the bottom "J.C.W. Beckham". The backing has a copper stickpin with a hook built in to the rim of the tinplate backing to close the pin.
Notes This campaign button was from the gubernatorial election of John C.W. Beckham. Beckham was elected as governor in a special election following the assassination of Gov. William Goebel in 1900. Beckham was reelected in 1903 and served as governor through 1907.
Media Links John C.W. Beckham biography-Biographical Directory United States Congress
Collection A.L. Scottow Collection
People Beckham, John Crepps Wickliffe
Subjects Buttons
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Politics & government
Campaigns, Political
State government
Search Terms Campaign buttons
Button, Political
Governor's elections
Governor's races
Governors elections
Governors races
Gubernatorial elections
Gubernatorial races
Democratic Party
Democratic Ticket
Politics, Kentucky
political souvenirs
political campaigns
Political button
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS