Eighteen (18) political pinback buttons, including William McKinley "Commerce and Industries" button, Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders Reunion button, and more. 1st item: McKinley and Roosevelt campaign button 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. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: Roosevelt's Rough Riders Reunion Oklahoma City, July 1-4, 1900 pinback button, depicting Roosevelt's portrait against a blue background surrounded by lettering and superimposed on the image of two "Rough Riders" with additional letter centered below, against red, white, and blue stripes and an off white background. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 3rd item: McKinley first presidential campaign button, 1896, depicting a portrait vignette of McKinley shining like the sun above a farmer's field and factory, representing commerce and industry with black lettering reading "MCKINLEY AND PROSPERITY" centered below, surrounded by an American flag border. Maker's marks, lower right edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 4th-8th items: Five (5) McKinley and Roosevelt campaign buttons, 1900, including one (1) depicting a pink carnation against an off white background surrounded by white lettering reading "WE WILL BLOOM AGAIN FOR/MCKINLEY & ROOSEVELT" against a blue border, and four (4) depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates with patriotic motifs against gold backgrounds. Four (4) retain back papers, including the carnation button with back paper reading "The Pink Carnation is McKinley's Favorite Flower". One (1) housed in a metal frame. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. 9th-10th items: Two (2) McKinley related buttons, including one (1) Canton, Ohio sepia tone souvenir button depicting bust portrait vignettes of McKinley and two other gentlemen above the image of a cannon, and one (1) depicting a portrait bust vignettes of McKinley against a gold background and surrounded by a patriotic red, white, and blue background. Both retain back papers. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" dia. 11th-13th items: Three (3) Roosevelt related buttons, including two (2) depicting bust portrait vignettes of Roosevelt, one against a patriotic background and one with a black border and white lettering reading "IN MEMORIAM", and one (1) depicting a log cabin with brown lettering reading "NORTH DAKOTA/THE ROOSEVELT CABIN" against a naturalistic background. All retain Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back papers. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. 14th-17th items: Four (4) William Howard Taft related buttons, including one (1) oval button with bust portrait vignette of Taft, issued when the President attended the opening of the Gunnison Tunnel in Montrose, Colorado, in September 1909, one (1) presidential campaign button, 1908, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of Taft and James Schoolcraft Sherman against a patriotic background, and two (2) depicting bust portrait vignette of Taft, one (1) in a patriotic cartouche. Two (2) round buttons retain back papers. Round buttons ranging in size form 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. Oval button – 1 1/2" L. 18th item: John Granville Woolley and Henry B. Metcalf presidential campaign button, 1900, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates against and off white background with draped American flag border. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 13/16" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Some with rust to metal. Some back papers with toning/dampstaining. Some with minute spotting to surface and edges. 2nd item: Hairlines, largest 5/8", to surface. 1/2" of celluloid edge is peeling away from metal. 18th item: Approximately half of celluloid edge is peeling away from metal.
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