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Catalog Number 11999-1
Title Fob; William Jennings Bryan; "For President William Jennings Bryan"
Object Name Fob
Description Tall rectangular brass pendant with inscribed words: "For President William Jennings Bryan" attached is a leather strap with a brass buckle (coated with silver metal)
Date c. 1908
Culture American
Material Leather band, brass pendant, brass buckle with another metal coating, possi
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Inscription Text front of pendant
Used Lincoln
Height (in) 7.125
Width (in) 1.375
People Bryan, Charles Wayland, 1867-1945
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
McNickle, Harry Turner
McNickle, Lula May
Search Terms Campaigns
History This fob was given to Harry Turner McNickle and Lula May McNickle by Charles W. Bryan, brother of William Jennings Bryan. The McNickles had been strong supporters of W.J. Bryan and were friends of Charles Bryan. According to the donor. This fob was worn by William Jennings Bryan during his campaign. During Bryan's 1908 campaign, similar fobs were made, as seen in "Political Buttons Book III 1789-1916" page 163. According to the article "Watchfobs" by Burt J. Ofsaiof, "Political watch fobs existed as early as 1888 but did not reach their peak of popularity until 1904 and 1908. One can find over 100 different varieties of fobs for the Taft and Bryan campaigns (1908)."
Credit line Maxine Y. Richards, Sequim, Washington
Collection Richards, Maxine Y.