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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Taft
Catalog Number 1987.27.53
Date 1912
Material(s) Celluloid; tinplate; paper
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Description This is a political button from the 1912 presidential election. The object is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and no label. The front of the button features a central horizontal white stripe that covers approximately 1/3 the button's surface. The remaining top and bottom portions of the button are blue. "TAFT" is printed in blue on the horizontal white stripe. The "ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/ CHICAGO" stamp and "232" are also printed in blue below Taft's name in a white block that extends below the main white stripe. The back of the button features what appears to be two embossed three leaved shamrocks within a circle.
Notes William Howard Taft and James Sherman were Teddy Roosevelt's hand picked successors in 1908, defeating William Jennings Bryan and John Kern.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Taft, William H. (William Howard)
Taft, William Howard
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