Two (2) McKinley and Roosevelt related buttons, including one (1) "Commerce and Industries" button and one (1) "VELT" button. 1st item: McKinley and Roosevelt campaign button, 1900, depicting jugate portrait vignettes of the candidates centered above a landscape depicting a farmyard and a factory above black lettering reading "COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES" centered below, surrounded by a gold border with red white and blue stars and stripes. Maker's marks, lower right edge. Retains The Mertz Button Company, New York, back paper. 2nd item: Roosevelt campaign button, 1904, depicting a pink rose in full bloom with black lettering reading "VELT" each on a leaf, against an off white background. Retains Whitehead and Hoag Company, Newark, NJ, back paper. Both items 1 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Light toning/areas of dampstaining to back papers. 1st item: Minute spots to portraits. Light pepper pitting to metal 2nd item: Inconspicuous dents, largest 1", to surface.
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