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Catalog Number 11082-14
Title Button, Political; William Jennings Bryan
Object Name Button, Campaign
Description Round button with a cross surrounded by thorns and the word "No". "BRYAN" is below the cross. Colors: blue, gold
Date 1896
Culture American
Material metal, enamel
Diameter (in) 0.75
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
History The gold cross and thorns refer to Bryan's still famous Cross of Gold speech given before he was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 1896 presidential election. It refers to free silver rather than the gold standard in currency.
Credit line William F. Schwind, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Schwind, William F.