Twenty-three (23) presidential campaign related ephemera items, dated circa 1896-1908, including William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and more. 1st 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. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: McKinley and Roosevelt "A Full Dinner Bucket" presidential campaign button, 1900, depicting jugate bust portrait vignette of the candidates set into a dinner pail with black lettering reading "EMPLOYMENT/FOR/LABOR/A FULL DINNER BUCKET/PROSPERITY/SOUND MONEY-GOOD MARKETS" against a blue background. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 3rd-6th items: Four (4) McKinley presidential campaign ephemera items, dated circa 1896 and 1900, including one (1) McKinley and Edwin Augustus McAlpin Vice Presidential hopeful ribbon badge, comprised of a read, white and blue bow ribbon and an American flag fabric button affixed to a ribbon with applied photographic jugate bust portraits of McKinley and McAlpin below two crossed American flags with gold lettering reading "THE NATION'S CHOICE/GOP/1896/MCKINLEY AND MCALPIN/FOR/PRESIDENT/AND/VICE PRESIDENT" against an off white ground. Ranging in size from 3 1/8" to 7 3/8" L. 7th-17th items: Eleven (11) McKinley and Roosevelt presidential campaign buttons, 1900, all depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates against gold or blue background with patriotic motifs. Nine (9) retain back papers. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 2 1/4" dia. 18th-20th items: Three (3) William Howard Taft presidential campaign ephemera items, 1908, including two (2) buttons depicting bust portrait vignettes of Taft with patriotic motifs, and one (1) ribbon badge depicting a bust portrait of Taft affixed to two (2) red, white, and blue ribbons, one (1) with a metal drop rendered in the shape of a colonial man. One (1) button retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ back paper. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 3 3/4" L. 21st item: Alton Brooks Parker presidential campaign button, 1904, depicting a bust portrait vignette of Parker surrounded by a patriotic cartouche. Retains F. F. Pulver Company, Rochester, New York back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 22nd item: William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall presidential campaign stick pin, 1896, depicting jugate profile bust portraits of the candidates flanked by crossed American flags below a banner with gold lettering reading "18 PROTECTION 96" surmounted by an eagle. 2 3/8" L. 23rd item: Roosevelt Anthracite Coal Breaker token, 1904. 1 1/2" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Some buttons with rust to metal. Some button back papers with toning. Some buttons with minute spotting to surface and edges. 2nd item: Light spotting to edges. 3rd-6th items: Staining, fraying to ribbons. McKinley and McAlpin ribbon with tears, areas of loss, largest 3" x 1/2", staining. 7th-17th items: Four with auction house stickers to back papers. 22nd item: Areas of paint loss to flags. 23rd item: Surface grime.
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