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    Bryan & Sewall: A Classic 1896 Campaign "Pitchfork" Stickpin. This brass shell badge measures 1.25" x 0.75" and was issued during the populist/ agrarian upsurge in the election of 1896. It is in the form of a pitchfork with "Bryan & Sewall" impressed on the handle. Three gold bugs are stuck to each tine of the pitchfork and are labeled "McK R H" for McKinley, Republican, and Hobart. The imagery relates to a theme seen on other Bryan campaign badges for that year: "What the farmer will do to gold bugs." This scarce artifact has the original stickpin attachment. The "gold bug/silver bug" imagery of the 1896 campaign is a favorite of collectors everywhere.

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    November, 2010
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