Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
1896
Medium 
Metal, cardboard
Dimensions 
overall: 6 1/2 x 5 in.
Description 
Metal badge suspended from bar with pin-back; upper bar in the shape of an eagle; lower bar inscribed "AN/HONEST DOLLAR"; stamped sheet metal on cardboard back depicts bust of William McKinley; inscribed "WM MCKINLEY/FOR PRESIDENT; reverse printed on paper "THE/"HURRAH"/CAMPAIGN/PROCESSION BADGE./MANUFACTURED BY/JAS. MURDOCK, JR./STAMP CUTTER, ENGRAVER, & DIE SINKER/CINCINNATI, O./"OUR STANDARD BEARER'S"/"LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE WAS SIMPLE IN LANGUAGE/UNASSAILABLE IN ARGUMENTS AND DISPLAYED THE HIGHEST ORDER OF STATESMANSHIP."/"INDEPENDENT FREE COINAGE OF SILVER AT 16 TO 1/WOULD SPEEDILY CONTRACT OUR CURRENCY."/"HONEST MONEY AND A CHANCE TO EARN IT INSURES/HAPPY HOMES, CONTENTMENT AND PROSPERITY."/"OPEN FREELY OUR MILLS AND NOT OUR MINTS."/"THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS WEDDED TO THE DOCTRINE OF PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRIES."/"A REVENUE RAISING TARIFF SUFFICIENT TO SUPPLY THE NEEDS OF THE GOVERNMENT."/"WE COUNCIL ADVANTAGEOUS/RECIPROCITY."/'RAH! FOR MCKINLEY, 'RAH!"; handwritten inscription over printed inscription "1896/I VOTED FOR/ MCKINLEY/TO DEFEAT/REVOLUTION + REPUDIATION/HRC DEMOCRAT ALWAYS"
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Margaret Lippencott
Object Number 
INV.4362
Gallery Label 
William McKinley served as the twenty-eighth president of the United States from 1896 to 1904.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group