Three (3) early 20th century political buttons, including Woodrow Wilson WWI era, Eugene V. Debs socialist party campaign button, Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks campaign button. 1st item: Wilson related lithograph World War I era button, depicting bust portraits of President Wilson, United States, King George, England, King Emanuel, Italy, King Albert, Belgium, and President Poincare, France, arranged in a circle around a shield with black lettering reading "FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" against a black and white background, surrounded by a gold border with flags from each country with lettering reading "OUR VICTORIOUS LEADERS" centered below. Back replaced with a mirror. 2nd item: Eugene V. Debs and Benjamin Hanford socialist party campaign pinback button, 1904, depicting jugate portrait vignettes of the candidates with name banners and a central banner with black lettering reading "1904" against two men against a seascape and a factory with black lettering reading "SOCIALIST/CANDIDATES" centered above and below. Maker's marks with date "1904" bottom edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag Company, Newark, NJ, back paper. 3rd item: Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks campaign pinback button, 1904, depicting jugate portrait vignettes of the candidates against an eagle holding an American flag in its beak against a gold background with white stars. Retains Pulver Company, Rochester, NY back paper. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 2 1/8" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: Both items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Rust to metal. 1st item: Minute spots to surface and edges. Discoloration to mirror. 2nd item: Minor denting to surface. Dampstaining to back paper.
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