Nineteen (19) Spanish American War related ephemera items, including Yanko Spanko, The Yankee Pig, and Uncle Sam buttons. 1st-4th items: Four (4) Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey buttons, including one (1) depicting Uncle Sam using a wooden paddle with a nail through it on a man representing Spain, each labeled, with black lettering reading "THE/YANKO/SPANKO/WAR" top left, one (1) depicting a pig holding American and Cuban flag and standing on an image of Cuba flanked by black lettering reading "THE/YANKEE/PIG." and "OH I DON'T/KNOW?", one (1) depicting an eagle holding a Spaniard by the pants with black lettering reading "NOW WILL YOU BE GOOD" centered above, and one (1) depicting Uncle Sam punching a Spaniard in the face with black lettering reading "REMEMBER THE 'MAINE'/GOSH/DARN YER." centered above, all against off white background. All with maker's marks or patented date "1896" to edges. All retain Whitehead and Hoag back papers. Buttons – 1 1/4" dia. 5th-9th items: Five (5) Remember the Maine related buttons, each depicting a color image of the USS Maine, a United States Navy ship that sank in Havana Harbor in February 1898, contributing to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April, most with patriotic motifs, including one (1) with black lettering reading "'WAR BEFORE DISHONOR/MAINE/THE BOSTON TRAVELER" with an American flag border. Three (3) retain back papers. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. 10th-12th items: Three (3) buttons and two (2) pins depicting Uncle Sam going to Cuba, including one (1) with white lettering reading "BOUND FOR CUBA, GOSH DARN YER" above the image against a black background. Two (2) retain back papers. Buttons approximately 1 1/4" dia. Pins range in size from 1" to 2" L. 13th-15th items: Three (3) George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, related pictorial ephemera, including one (1) badge with a red, white and blue ribbon, one (1) button, and one (1) pin. Button retains back paper. Button – 1 1/4" dia. Badge and pin ranging in size from 1 3/8" to 3 1/2" L. 16th-18th items: 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Welcome Home button, depicting portrait vignettes of President William McKinley, Minnesota Governor John Lind, and Minneapolis Mayor James Gray, with the seal of Minnesota, arranged on two cross American flags with black lettering reading 13TH REG.MINN/VOL'S" and "WELCOME HOME" centered top and bottom, against a marbled red, white, and blue background. Does not retain back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 19th item: Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) miniature double sided paper flag, depicting a Civil War era soldier and a sailor flanking a red, white, and blue shield reading "FRATERNITY/GAR/CHARITY LOYALTY" surmounted by an eagle. Attached to a stick pin. 3 1/8" L x 2 1/8" W. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Minute surface spots to some buttons. Rust to metal. Back papers with toning/dampstaining. 10th-12th items: One button does not retain pinback. One back paper 3/4" tear. Largest pin does not retain stick, possible repair to reverse. 13th-15th items: Holes, largest 1/8", to ribbon.
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