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Old Celluloid William J. Bryan Political Campaign Pin Back Button
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This item is already soldOld Celluloid William J. Bryan Political Campaign Pin Back Button
Celluloid   William J. Bryan   Political   Pin Back Button   Presidential   Campaign   Advertising
The picture shows a view of this Old Celluloid William J. Bryan Political Campaign Pin Back Button. This pinback button is believed to be from the 1896 Presidential Campaign. It pictures William J. Bryan in a suit and tie within an American flag rim. The front is marked as follows:


The back has a paper insert that reads as follows:

Button Manufactured By
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Newark, N.J.
Badges & Buttons
Patented July 17, 1894, April 14, 1896, July 21, 1896

The pin back button measures 7/8'' wide. It is in good condition as pictured with some wear from use and water spotting. Below here is some Historical background information that was found online:

''...Bryan stumped the nation in a strenuous campaign, covering 18,000 miles in just three months. He spoke to wildly enthusiastic crowds, condemning McKinley as the puppet of big business and political managers. However, midway through his campaign, Bryan's pace faltered. His strategy for dual party support failed. Gold Democrats, not surprisingly, and some urban-based progressives who worried about Bryan's evangelistic style and moralistic fervor bolted the party. Moreover, as a Populist Party candidate, he never managed to break away from the agrarian base of his support once McKinley effectively linked protectionism to full employment.''

''Bryan lost to McKinley by a margin of approximately 600,000 votes, the greatest electoral sweep in twenty-five years. McKinley received over a third more electoral college votes than Bryan. The Republican victory reflected a winning coalition of urban residents in the North, prosperous midwestern farmers, industrial workers, ethnic voters (except the Irish), and reform-minded professionals. It launched a long period of Republican power lasting until 1932, broken only by Woodrow Wilson's victory in 1912 (which occurred principally because of a split in the Republican Party)....''

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Old Celluloid William J. Bryan Political Campaign Pin Back Button

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