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    TR "EQUALITY" BUTTON. Rare and popular TR "Equality" button, showing Teddy entertaining a black guest for dinner at the White House!  This larger, 1 1/2" variety is the only one in which the guest, the renowned Booker T. Washington, is clearly recognizable.  The others offer a generic image. The general consensus is that this variety is the first of the series, and the only one which was put out as a pro-TR item, to mark and honor the historic first.  The others are believed to have been negative "knock-offs" designed to lambaste Roosevelt for this gesture. Great condition, and much rarer than the generic color variety, an example of which soared past $5000 (with BP) in our last "Provenance" sale. 

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    April, 2004
    26th Monday
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