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    William McKinley: One of the Rarest and Best of All Cartoon Button Designs from His Golden Era. This 1¾" button depicts McKinley wielding a sword, and Uncle Sam holding a rifle with bayonet and American flag, putting down the radical Boxer Rebellion in China . "No blow has been struck except for liberty and humanity. And none will be" -William McKinley." "Is This Imperialism?" the button demands. It seeks to strike back at Democrats' attempts to portray America's projection of power throughout the world as cynical and self-interested. Certainly fewer than five examples are known of this marvelous design. Although there is overall foxing as shown, Geary Vlk always considered this to be one of his most important and favorite buttons.

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    22nd Saturday
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