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    Dramatic William Howard Taft Badge with Teddy Roosevelt and James Blaine Heavy, high-quality enamelled brass badge from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since the item hails from Taft's home state, it is a little difficult to attribute: Is this primarily a Taft or a TR item? Usually an item like this dates from the term of the most recent President pictured. But it is also the convention that the image on the left is usually that of the incumbent, in this case Roosevelt. Our guess is that this is a Teddy item, and that, since it was for use in Ohio, it also pictured his well-known protege, Taft, because of his local appeal. As for Blaine's image, this is more easily explained. The 1884 Republican nominee, who had died in 1893, was strangely revered by Republicans at the turn of the century, and there were a number of political clubs named after him throughout the country. A spectacular display item in beautiful condition. Length 5".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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