Campaign pin

Object Number: 
INV.7188
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Campaign pin in the shape of a beetle or "gold bug." From presidential campaign of William McKinley.
Gallery Label: 
This pin was probably used in William McKinley's campaign for the presidency in 1896. It also resembles pins used in William Jennings Bryan's campaign in 1896 and 1900.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group