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Catalog Number 11571-7
Title Button, Political; William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold
Object Name Button, Campaign
Description Round button featuring a gold Cross encircled by a crown of thorns. Button reads: "No Cross of Gold/No Crown of Thorns."
Year Range from 1896
Year Range to 1908
Culture American
Material metal, paper, ink, celluloid
Made F.E. Gage Advertising Novelties
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Diameter (in) 1
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Search Terms F.E. Gage Advertising Novelties
History BELONGED TO DONORS GREAT-GRANDFATHER L. D. CLIFTON. Refers to William Jennings Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention before the 1896 election.
Credit line Ben Clifton, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Clifton, Ben