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Four (4) Theodore Roosevelt campaign related pinback buttons and ribbons. 1st item: "SquareDeal" button depicting the image of a man against a diamond shaped off white background with black lettering reading "A/SQUARE DEAL/GIB." against a border in alternating colors of yellow and light green. RetainsWhitehead and Hoag,Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: Roosevelt and Charles Warren Fairbanks campaign button depicting jugate portrait vignettes of the candidates set against an off white background, lower left, against a sepia tone image of a house, possibly Sagamore Hill, Cove Neck, New York, near Oyster Bay. Retains Baltimore Badge and Novelty Company, Baltimore, MD, back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) Roosevelt related pictorial badges with ribbons, including one (1) depicting Roosevelt surrounded by black lettering reading "MY HAT IS IN THE RING/T.R." against a white backgroundand housed in a gilt metal frame affixed to a red, white, and blue silk rosette and ribbon with a metallic blue painted "Rough Rider" style hat shaped metal drop and one (1) depicting Roosevelt with black lettering reading "ROOSEVELT" centered across the topagainst a gold background and housed in a gilt metal frame affixed to red, white, and blue silk ribbons. Both retain back papers. Ranging in size from 4 3/4" to 5 1/4" L. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Some buttons with rust to metal. 1st item: Minute surface spots, few minor dents. Light toning/dampstainting to back paper. 2nd item: Light toning/dampstainting to back paper. 3rd-4th items: Light surface staining/fraying to ribbons. Areas of paint loss to hat.