Button, William McKinley, 1896

Button, William McKinley, 1896

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Portrait buttons were popular during the campaigns of William McKinley in part because they required less explanation than some of the buttons and pins keyed to his economic policies. The last Civil War veteran to be elected president, McKinley was governor of Ohio when he ran his first national campaign. The Republican nominee in 1896 and again in 1900, McKinley defeated his Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan both times.
Object Name
button
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
2015.0200.155
accession number
2015.0200
catalog number
2015.0200.155
subject
Political Campaigns
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Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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