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Pipe Bowl, William Jennings Bryan

Pipe Bowl, William Jennings Bryan

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Although the late nineteenth century was the heyday of political pipes, this undated full bust clay pipe bowl of William Jennings Bryan was probably made for the election of 1908, Bryan’s third run for the White House on the Democratic ticket. The pipe was made by Gambier of Paris who sold a similar portrait pipe of William Howard Taft, Bryan’s Republican challenger and eventual winner.
Object Name
associated person
Bryan, William Jennings
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
white (overall color)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
George L. and Mary E. Compton
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
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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