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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Bryan-Kern
Catalog Number 1987.27.49
Maker Whitehead & Hoag Company
Date 1908
Material(s) Celluloid; tinplate; paper
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Description 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".
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Whitehead & Hoag Company
Bryan, William Jennings
Kern, J.W.
Subjects Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Political button
Button, Political
Presidential campaigns
Presidential candidates
Presidential election
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS