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Catalog Number 3931
Title Pin, Political; William Jennigns Bryan; Silver Bug
Object Name Pin, Political
Description Silver Bug
Year Range from 1896
Year Range to 1900
Material metal
Height (in) 0.875
Width (in) 1.25
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
History Bug lapel pins were produced in both silver and gold and were popular in the 1896 election during the battle over currency standards. They lost popularity as the currency debate died out.
Credit line Mrs. George H. Rogers, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska