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Campaign Button, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904

Campaign Button, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904

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After the story of his refusal to shoot a captured bear while on a hunting trip led to the popularization of “teddy bears,” Theodore Roosevelt adopted them as a symbol for his 1904 presidential campaign.
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overall: 1 in; 2.54 cm
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Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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National Museum of American History
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