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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, William Jennings Bryan
Catalog Number 1987.27.26
Maker Whitehead & Hoag Company
Date 1900
Material(s) Celluloid; tinplate; paper
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Description 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.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Whitehead & Hoag Company
Bryan, William Jennings
Subjects Political campaigns
Political candidates
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Buttons (Information artifacts)
Political activity
Search Terms Political button
Button, Political
Presidential campaigns
Presidential candidates
Presidential election
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS