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Catalog Number 11082-12
Title Button, Political; William Jennings Bryan; "Lincoln to Washington"
Object Name Button, Campaign
Description Gray pin with large drawing of William Jennings Bryan standing in the middle of two photos, one of Abraham Lincoln and one of George Washington. Also between two photos one of Fairview (Bryan's home in Lincoln, NE) and one of the white house. Text on white background: From Lincoln to Washington" "1908" "William Jennings Bryan for President"
Date 1908
Culture American
Material metal, paper, celluloid
Diameter (in) 2.25
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
History The pun used on this pin uses the names of the cities Lincoln and Washington to reference the men who are their namesakes and somehow draw a connection between them and Bryan. Perhaps suggesting Bryan would be just as revered and successful.
Credit line William F. Schwind, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Schwind, William F.