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Match safe, William McKinley, 1890s

Match safe, William McKinley, 1890s

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This match safe commemorates William McKinley, twice the successful Republican presidential candidate. Metal match safes, popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, allowed smokers to carry friction matches without fear they would rub together and burst into flame in their pockets. McKinley defeated the same Democratic opponent, William Jennings Bryan, in 1896 and 1900.
Object Name
matchsafe?
matchsafe
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 in x 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
2015.0200.089
catalog number
2015.0200.089
accession number
2015.0200
subject
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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Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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