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Button, William Howard Taft, 1908

Button, William Howard Taft, 1908

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According to political historian Roger A. Fischer, this art nouveau button for the 1908 Republican presidential candidate William Howard Taft is representative of “the artistic pinnacle for political lapel devices.” Taft won the election handing Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan the worst defeat of his three attempts to win the White House. Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs finished a distant third.
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Political Campaigns
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Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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