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Object Name Badge, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.284
Maker Whitehead and Hoag Co.
Date ca.1912
Material(s) Silk/Metal/Tin
Dimensions H-4.25 W-1.5 Dia-1.25 inches
Description This object is a delegate badge from the 1912 Kentucky State Republican Convention held in Louisville, KY. The badge features a top celluloid process button with tinplating and a straight pin. An American flag creates a border within which is an illustration of a log cabin in blue ink on a white background. A blue ribbon hangs from the button. Printed in gold on the ribbon is the following text: "REPBULICAN / STATE / CONVENTION / LOUISVILLE, KY / DELEGATE". There are three lines of a diamond pattern separating the words. The paper label on the back of the pin features a manufacturer information below an Allied Printing Trade Council Union Label seal. "Buttons made by / Whitehead & Hoag Co. / Newark, N. J., U. S. A. / Pat. April 14, 1896 / July 21, 1896" is stamped in black ink.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event Kentucky State Republican Convention 1912
Subjects Political activity
Political campaigns
Political conventions
Political elections
Political organizations
Political parties
Politics & government
Republican Party (Ky.)
Search Terms Louisville (Ky.)
Republican party
political souvenirs
Republican State Conventions
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS