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    Rare 1916 Theodore Roosevelt Button This distinctively-designed 1 1/4" button carries an older TR portrait which clearly marked it as a 1916 item. TR always had a strong Republican Party base, and many did not fail to notice that, even as a third party Bull Moose candidate, he had out-polled the regular party nominee, incumbent William Howard Taft, in 1912. But the ravages of age and injuries, including an assassination attempt during a 1912 political speech, had taken their toll on Teddy, who wasn't up to the scrap for the 1916 nomination, which went instead to Charles Evans Hughes. 1916 TR items are all highly valued, and this attractive variety, with only a few examples known, is one of the nicest. Choice condition.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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