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Object Name Button, Political
Title Button, Alton Parker-Henry Davis
Catalog Number 1987.27.39
Maker Baltimore Badge & Novelty Company
Date 1904
Material(s) Celluloid; tinplate; paper
Dimensions Dia-1.25 inches
Description This is a political button from the 1904 presidential election featuring Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis. The button is a celluloid-process button with tinplate backing and a paper label bearing the maker's mark. The front of the button features portraiture of both men on a light blue background. Parker's bust is on the viewer's left, and printed in black on a white block along the bottom border of his portrait is "ALTON B. PARKER". The bust of Davis is on the viewer's right with similar black printing on white block along the border reading "HENRY G. DAVIS". The reverse features a paper label with the following inscription printed in black: "MADE BY/ BALTIMORE BADGES & NOVELTY/ COMPANY/ BALTIMORE, MD./ DESIGN PATENTED 10*/1*/01/ ALLIED PRINTING/ TRADES UNION LABEL COUNCIL/ BALTIMORE, MD./ NO.".
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Baltimore Badge & Novelty Company
Davis, Henry G.
Parker, Alton B.
Subjects Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Search Terms Political button
Button, Political
Presidential campaigns
Presidential candidates
Presidential election
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS