Ten (10) political pinback buttons and stick pins, including one (1) Theodore Roosevelt "Welcome" button, one (1) William McKinley and Roosevelt "A Full Dinner Bucket" button, and one (1) Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks jugate pince-nez stickpin. 1st item: Roosevelt "Welcome" button, 1910, issued to commemorate his return from Africa and desire for him to run again for President in 1912, depicting Uncle Sam in a landscape setting and lifting his hat in welcome to Roosevelt's radiant portrait as it appears like the sun above snow capped mountains with a river, forest, and settlement in the middle ground, red lettering centered above. Maker's marks, left edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ 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-4th items: Two (2) Roosevelt presidential campaign stick pins, 1904, including one (1) rendered in the shape of Roosevelt's pince-nez, a style of glasses, containing jugate bust portrait photographic images of Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks in each lens with mother of pearl backing, and one (1) comprised of a photographic bust portrait of Roosevelt housed in a brass tone metal from with an American flag bow. Ranging in size from 2" to 2 1/4" L. 5th-9th items: Five (5) Roosevelt presidential campaign buttons, 1900 and 1904, including three (3) depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of Roosevelt and Fairbanks against patriotic background, and two (2) depicting bust portrait vignettes of Roosevelt against patriotic background. Three (3) retain back papers. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. 10th item: William Howard Taft presidential campaign button, 1908, depicting a bust portrait vignette of Taft set against a patriotic cartouche and a blue background. Retains Shapiro and Karr, Philadelphia, PA back paper. 1 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Light toning/areas of dampstaining to some back papers. Some buttons with rust, pitting. 1st item: Spots, largest 1/8" to surface. Few minute dents. Toning, few minute foxing spots, to back paper. 3rd-4th items: Fraying to ribbon. 5th-9th items: Some with spotting, largest 1 1/2".
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