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    Theodore Roosevelt: Rare Ohio "Republican Camp" Souvenir Badge. Badge approximately 40mm in diameter; overall 3". Roosevelt is depicted in this drawn portrait wearing his iconic Rough Rider uniform. The brass-framed portrait button is suspended from a stamped brass pendant via a 1.125" wide red, white, and blue silk ribbon. The badge was issued in conjunction with Roosevelt's appearance in Akron on September 23, 1899, as Governor of New York when he gave a speech to thousands from the grandstand in Grace Park to kick off the Ohio Republican Gubernatorial campaign. Roosevelt's image loomed large after his exploits the year before with his famous Rough Riders and their famous charge up San Juan Hill. Though the caption lettering has moderately faded the overall condition of this rare badge is near excellent.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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