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Six (6) Woodrow Wilson and William Howard Taft related pinback buttons and ribbons, including World War I. 1st item: Button depicting portrait vignettes of Wilson and John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing GCB, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) on the Western Front in World War I, 1917-18, against two crossed American flags with blue lettering reading "WELCOME/OUR/BOYS/HOME" top center, center, and lower center. Includes a silk red, white, and blue ribbon with black lettering reading "WELCOME/HOME/33RD/DIVISION/U.S.A./COMPLIMENTS/JOHN E RESSLER/COMPANY." Button does not retain back paper. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) buttons depicting portrait vignettes of Wilson and John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing GCB, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) on the Western Front in World War I, 1917-18, against patriotic backgrounds. One (1) retains back paper. 4th item: Button depictingportrait vignettes of Wilson and Admiral Hugh Rodman KCB surrounded by naval themed patriotic motifs with the letters "US" flanking an anchor, centered above, and red lettering reading "WELCOME," centered below, against an off white background. Does not retain back paper. 5th item: Button depicting portrait vignettes of Taft and Kaiser Wilhelm II surmounted onto flags of each country and greenery, surrounded by lettering reading "SIXTH ANNUAL GERMAN DAY, AUG. 8, 1910./UTICA N.Y./COMPLIMENTS OF THE/DUBOIS ART STUDIO" against an off white background. Does not retain back paper. 6th item: Button depicting a portrait of Wilson against the American flag with white lettering reading "PRESIDENT" centered below. Housed in a plastic frame. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" to 7" L x 1 1/2" W.Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with light surface scratches, some with minute surface spots. Toning/dampstaining to back papers. Rust to metal. 1st item: Ribbon in fragmentary condition, glued to white paper backing.