Seven (7) presidential campaign pinback buttons and badge, including one (1) William Jennings Bryan "Commoner" button. 1st item: William Jennings Bryan "Commoner" presidential campaign button, 1908, depicting a bust portrait of Bryan set against the image of a safe with red lettering reading "COMMONER" centered top, with black lettering reading "GUARANTEE OF BANK DEPOSITS" centered bottom, against an off white back with an American flag border. Maker's marks, bottom edge. Retains Midland Novelty Company, Shenandoah, Iowa back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt presidential campaign button, 1900, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates with decorative scrolling motifs against a gold background. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 3rd item: Roosevelt presidential campaign pictorial pinback badge, circa 1900 or 1904, comprised of a gold tone pinback hanger in the shape of an eagle affixed to a gilt metal shield shaped drop with a photographic bust portrait of Roosevelt set against a background of painted red, white, and blue stripes with embossed foliate decorations. Unmarked. 2" L x 1 5/8" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks presidential campaign buttons, 1904, both depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates against patriotic backgrounds. One (1) with maker's mark, bottom edge. One (1) retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, NJ back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 6th-7th items: Two (2) Roosevelt presidential campaign buttons, circa 1900 or 1904, both depicting bust portrait vignettes of Roosevelt against patriotic backgrounds. One (1) with maker's mark, bottom edge. One (1) retains Baltimore Badge and Novelty Company, Baltimore, MD back paper. 1 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches, few minor dents. Some rust, pitting to metal. Toning/dampstaining to back papers. 1st item: Spots, surface scuffs, largest 3/4". 2nd item: 7/8" area of separation of button from metal. 3rd item: Few minor areas of loss to paint. 6th-7th items: Series of minute hairlines, top right of one button.
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