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Object Name Tray, Serving
Catalog Number 1994.6.2
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-17.25 W-12.375 D-0.75 inches
Description 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.
Notes Bryan was a lawyer and political leader who became identified with silver forces in Congress and made famous "cross-of-gold" speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1896. The Democratics nominated him for president in 1896 and 1900 and 1908. He lost twice to Republican Wm. McKinley and to Wm. Taft in 1908.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Bryan, William Jennings
Subjects Trays
Presidential candidates
Search Terms Souvenir
Presidential candidates
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS