Eight (8) Political ephemera items, including Socialist and Prohibition party. 1st 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" with 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. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd-5th items: Four (4) Prohibition party related ephemera items, including one (1) Clinton Bowen Fisk and John A. Brooks presidential campaign badge, 1888, comprised of a brass tone metal hanger with an off white silk ribbon with gilt lettering reading "PROHIBITION/VICTORY" and a gold tone medallion drop depicting jugate bust portraits of the candidates, obverse, lettering, reverse, one (1) Joshua Levering presidential campaign button, 1896, depicting a bust portrait vignette of Levering set against a red, white, and blue shield with white lettering reading "PROHIBITION" and flanked with blue lettering reading "FOR PRESIDENT JOSHUA LEVERING" against an off white background, one (1) John Granville Woolley and Henry B. Metcalf presidential campaign button, 1900, depicting jugate bust portrait vignettes of the candidates against and off white background with draped American flag border, and one (1) Silas Comfort Swallow presidential campaign button, 1904, depicting a bust portrait of Swallow flanked by black lettering reading "FOR PRESIDENT DR. SILAS C. SWALLOW" set in a decorative cartouche with a central red, white, and blue shield, against an off white background. Two (2) buttons retain back papers. Buttons ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 1/4" dia. 6th-7th items: Two (2) badges, including one (1) comprised of a brass tone metal eagle hanger, a red, white, and blue ribbon and a painted metal house drop, and one (1) comprised of an American flag ribbon tied in a bow and affixed to a stick pin with a black painted metal hat shaped drop. Both approximately 1 3/4" L. 8th item: McKinley presidential campaign gilt metal buttonhole pin, 1896, depicting McKinley sitting in a throne-like chair situated on top of his Democratic rival William Jennings Bryan with black lettering reading "MCKINLEY 1896" centered below. Patent marks dated "1895" reverse. 1" L. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with light surface scratches. Light toning/areas of dampstaining to back papers. Rust to metal. Fraying/wear to ribbons. 8th item: Possible repair, reverse.
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