Twenty-five (25) political ephemera items, including William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt "The Right Men" presidential campaign button, 1900. 1st-17th items: Seventeen (17) campaign and political party pinback buttons, primarily McKinley and Roosevelt, including one (1) McKinley and Roosevelt "The Right Men" campaign button, 1900, depicting multigate bust portrait vignettes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and the candidates, surrounded by black lettering against two crossed American flags and a gold background, seven (7) additional McKinley campaign buttons, 1896 and 1900, six (6) Roosevelt campaign buttons, 1904, one (1) William Howard Taft, and two (2) Republican party buttons. Fifteen (15) retain back papers, including "THE RIGHT MEN" button. Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 3/8" dia. 18th item: Roosevelt related embossed lithographed die cut tin tab pin rendered in the shape of a bear with black lettering reading "TEDDY BEAR" across its chest, wearing a red jacket, yellow and red plaid pants, shoes, and pince-nez, a style of glasses. 2 1/8" L. 19th-25th items: Seven (7) Republican and Progressive party ephemera items, including three (3) ribbon badges, one (1) ribbon, one (1) badge, two (2) pins, one (1) elephant shaped pin with jugate bust portraits of McKinley and Garret Augustus Hobart, and one (1) progressive party Roosevelt campaign button hole pin, 1912. Ranging in size from 1/2" to 7 5/8" L. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. 1st-17th items: Some buttons with rust, pitting to metal. Some back papers with toning, areas of dampstaining. 18th item: Wear areas of loss, largest 1/4". Pince-nez appear to have been redrawn. 19th-25th items: Ribbons with staining, fraying, tears, largest 3/4".
Lot 680: Late 19th/Early 20th Cent. Political Buttons Previous Item Lot 682: 3 Parker & Davis Buttons Next Item