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    Lot of Teddy Roosevelt "Rough Rider" Pinback Buttons. Upon his return from the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt was elected (narrowly) as governor of New York in 1898. His campaign to root out corruption upset the state's political machine and, to get rid of him, Republican leaders backed him as a running mate for William McKinley's second term. Four pinbacks comprise this fine lot, all showing Roosevelt in his military uniform. Two are 7/8", one of which is captioned "Col. Theodore Roosevelt." The 1 1/4" button has a ribbon and dangling metal military hat (slightly rubbed). The 1 3/4" item is captioned "For Governor" and is pierced at the bottom edge. A great grouping.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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