Nine (9) William McKinley presidential campaign buttons and ribbon badges, 1896 and 1900. 1st item: McKinley and Theodore 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. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: McKinley campaign button, 1896, depicting McKinley sitting in a throne-like chair above his Democratic rival William Jennings Bryan with black lettering reading "MCKINLEY 1896" centered below against a white background. Patent marks dated 1896 bottom edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 13/16" dia. 3rd item: McKinley and Garret Augustus Hobart campaign buttonhole pin, 1896, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates with red lettering reading "PROTECTION/SOUND MONEY" centered to top and bottom against an off white background with a red drawing of a lit torch. Maker's marks, reverse. 1 1/2" dia. 4th item: McKinley and Roosevelt campaign button, 1900, depicting the trigate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates including a third unidentified individual against a patriotic red, white, and blue ribbon with an off white background. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 5th-6th items: Two (2) McKinley campaign ribbon badges, 1896 and 1900, including one (1) comprised of a brass tone metal pin in the shape of the Great Seal of the United States affixed to a red, white, and blue silk ribbon depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of McKinley and Hobart and one (1) comprised of a pinback button with jugate bust portrait vignettes of McKinley and Roosevelt against a gold background affixed to two (2) silk ribbons, one (1) bow shaped with an American flag and one (1) with off white and gold lettering reading "PENNSYLVANIA'S/CHOICE/McKINLEY/and ROOSEVELT" against an off white background. Ranging in size from 3 1/4" to 6 3/4" L. 7th-8th items: Two (2) McKinley and Roosevelt campaign buttons, 1900, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates, one against a patriotic ribbon background. One (1) retains back paper. 13/16" dia. 9th item: McKinley campaign button, depicting a bust portrait vignettes of McKinley against an American flag background. 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. Some with minute spotting to surface and edges. 5th-6th items: Pennsylvania ribbon with fraying/areas of separation held together by two pieces of scotch tape, largest 3/4" x 3/4", reverse.
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