Roosevelt-Fairbanks Campaign Button, 1904

Summary

Having assumed the presidency when McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt was already immensely popular when he ran for president in 1904. His colorful and exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and skillful use of media gained him a wide following. Picking conservative Senator Charles W. Fairbanks as his running mate, Roosevelt was reelected in a landslide.

Having assumed the presidency when McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt was already immensely popular when he ran for president in 1904. His colorful and exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and skillful use of media gained him a wide following. Picking conservative Senator Charles W. Fairbanks as his running mate, Roosevelt was reelected in a landslide.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1904

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

72.31.290

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Tin (Metal)
Celluloid (Cellulosic)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Gold (Color)
Red
Blue
White (Color)
Flesh pink

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

On the back: "SEND/ORDERS TO/J. FLOERSHEIM AND CO./173-175 ADAMS ST./CHICAGO/JEWELRY, BELTS, BAGS/AND NOVELTIES/PATENTED APRIL 14, `96/JULY 21, `96".

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