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Name Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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Image of 1098-23 - Watch Fob, William H. Taft; Sepia Portrait

1098-23 - Watch Fob, William H. Taft; Sepia Portrait

Sepia Portrait of William H. Taft.

Image of 11082-57 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Democracy Leads"

11082-57 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Democracy Leads"

Main image on front is a cartoon drawing of Bryan and Taft in a race along a dirt path and white fence towards the White House in the background. Bryan, with a photo of his face on a cartoon body, is in the lead on his donkey. Taft, with a photo of his head pasted on, rides an elephant. Uncle Sam sits on the White House waiting for them. In the lower left corner, in red print: "Democracy leads". Upper right corner in black: "Presidential Race - 1908". Message on back asks about a bet on the finish. Sent October 18, 1908.

Image of 8661-64 - Button, William H. Taft; "Nat. Repub College League"

8661-64 - Button, William H. Taft; "Nat. Repub College League"

William Howard Taft campaign button: National Republican College League.

Image of 4427 [dup1] - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; The Difference

4427 [dup1] - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; The Difference

no message on back - was not circulated. The front has a picture and the heading is "The difference". One picture is Bryan's way of Electing US Senators, which shows men voting in booths and then putting them in the ballot box. The other way is Taft's way and it has five pigs that look like men that all say trust on the talking about how to do it. Taft is in the background.

Image of 4984-1 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

4984-1 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

Postcard features a black and white photograph of a mutilated "Nebraska for Taft" banner with Taft's picture. The banner hangs on the side of a building. Three men are also pictured. Caption: "Photograph of mutilated Taft Banner. Figures of men indicate size". No message- was not circulated. Short article explaining the mutilated banner in the correspondence panel.

Image of 4984-2 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 190

4984-2 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 190

Postcard features a black and white photograph of a mutilated "Nebraska for Taft" banner with Taft's picture. The banner hangs on the side of a building. Three men are also pictured. Caption: "Photograph of mutilated Taft Banner. Figures of men indicate size". No message- was not circulated. Short article explaining the mutilated banner in the correspondence panel.

Image of 4984-3 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

4984-3 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

Postcard features a black and white photograph of a mutilated "Nebraska for Taft" banner with Taft's picture. The banner hangs on the side of a building. Three men are also pictured. Caption: "Photograph of mutilated Taft Banner. Figures of men indicate size". No message- was not circulated. Short article explaining the mutilated banner in the correspondence panel.

Image of 4984-4 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

4984-4 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Taft Banner Mutilated by Bryanites, Lincoln, July 8, 1908

Postcard features a black and white photograph of a mutilated "Nebraska for Taft" banner with Taft's picture. The banner hangs on the side of a building. Three men are also pictured. Caption: "Photograph of mutilated Taft Banner. Figures of men indicate size". No message- was not circulated. Short article explaining the mutilated banner in the correspondence panel.

Image of 4991 - Postcard; William Jennings  Bryan; "The Candidates at Exercise"

4991 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; "The Candidates at Exercise"

Front features two cartoons under the heading (in black print): "The Candidates at Exercise". Two panels, left features a farm image of W.J. Bryan pitching hay onto a horse drawn wagon. A smaller box in the Bryan panel has a drawing of Lincoln chopping logs. Captioned: "The Commoner". Bryan has "Bryan" printed over his farm attire. Right panel features Taft in golf gear playing golf on a course with "29 million dollar John". Taft is swinging his club and captioned: "The Plutocrat". Left edge of postcard has the copyright. No message on back it was not circulated.

Image of 7956-6051 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan/Taft

7956-6051 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan/Taft

Front has two portraits, oval frames and photos from shoulders up of W. Taft ( on the left) and W.J. Bryan on the left. Poem plays on candidate's names and includes an insert at the end of the poem to write in the letter of the victor - Willie B. or Willie T. No message on back, nor was it circulated.

Image of 7956-6057 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "The Difference"

7956-6057 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "The Difference"

The front has a picture and the heading "The difference". Images depict Bryan and Taft's ways of electing U.S. Senators. Bryan's way shows men voting in booths and then putting ballots in Ballot Boxes. Taft's way shows five men that look like pigs. Message on back to friends.

Image of 7956-6062 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Bryan on Donkey and Taft on Elephant

7956-6062 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan; Bryan on Donkey and Taft on Elephant

Front features a full cartoon of Bryan on a donkey and Taft on an elephant blocking Bryan from entering the White House. Cartoons have real photos for heads. Red caption at lower left: "You can't come in". Upper right in black identifies "Presidential campaign 1908". Message - details friends activities in Berlin, receipt of card and a request to hear from the receiver soon.

Image of 7956-6063 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Its Bound to Be a Bill"

7956-6063 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Its Bound to Be a Bill"

Pictures of William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft. Both men are on the capital with a large question mark between them. The bottom slogan is "it's bound to be a Bill". Unused, no correspondence on back.

Image of 7956-6064 - Postcard;, William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft, "Which'll Yer Have"

7956-6064 - Postcard;, William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft, "Which'll Yer Have"

Front: white background with focus on two floating heads. Drawings of Taft's head on the left and Bryan's head on the right. Both are eyeing each other. Above the heads, black cursive print: "Which'll yer have". Beneath the heads: "Bill Taft er Bill Bryan?". Back: short message in pencil: "You pays your money and takes your choice". Sent Aug. 30, 1908.

Image of 7956-6071 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Who Is Going to Win the Race?"

7956-6071 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Who Is Going to Win the Race?"

Interactive postcard. Image on front consists of a cartoon Bryan and Taft with real photo. Heads running towards a drawing of the White House. Their legs are drawn on a "wheel" and when the postcard is run along a flat surface the legs "run". Held in place by metal gronets. Caption between them: "Who is going/to win/the race?". Card is black, white, and green. Message writes of life - daily habits and visiting plans. Sent September 28, 1908.

Image of 7956-6072 - Postcard, Political; Destroyed Nebraskans for Taft Banner

7956-6072 - Postcard, Political; Destroyed Nebraskans for Taft Banner

Center of postcard has a black and white photo of the destroyed Nebraskans for Taft banner with a caption explaining the state of the banner. A color painting of flowers frames the photo. Long message - illegible. Sent October 9, 1908.

Image of 7956-6087 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

7956-6087 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

Front has two portraits, oval frames and photos from shoulders up of W. Taft ( on the left) and W.J. Bryan on the left. Between the photos, in blue print is a political poem that is a play on the candidates same first name. No message on back it was not circulated.

Image of 7956-6088 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

7956-6088 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

Front has two portraits, oval frames and photos from shoulders up of W. Taft ( on the left) and W.J. Bryan on the left. Between the photos, in blue print is a political poem and a pun on their names. Back has no message nor was it circulated.

Image of 7956-6089 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

7956-6089 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft

Postcard has two photo portraits, oval framed from the shoulders up of W. Taft (on the left) and W.J. Bryan (on the right). Between the photos is a premade message - printed in blue ink "Dear friends; - /I am confidentially/ informed that "Bill"/ will be elected./ So you might as well vote for him also/ sincerely yours". Message written in cursive. No message it was not circulated.

Image of 7956-6090 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Hurrah for Bill"

7956-6090 - Postcard; William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft; "Hurrah for Bill"

Postcard has two photo portraits, oval framed from the shoulders up of W. Taft (on the left) and W.J. Bryan (on the right). Between the photos is a premade message - printed in blue ink: "Dear friends; - /I am confidentially / informed that "Bill" / will be elected./ So you might as well vote for him also / sincerely yours". Message written in cursive. Above message is a lighter blue stamp: "Don't worry / it's all over now/ Hurrah for Bill! / Keep busy, Yours _________". "Copyright 1908 by I. Grollman" in lower left corner. No message on back - was not circulated.