McKinley-Hobart Campaign Button, 1896

Whitehead & Hoag Company1896

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In 1896, America was still reeling from a depression that began in 1893 during the previous Democratic administration. The Republican Party promised a return to prosperity and nominated William McKinley for president. Thousands visited the nominee at his home in Canton, Ohio where he delivered his campaign speeches. Voters approved and sent McKinley and his running mate, Garret Hobart, to Washington.


  • Title: McKinley-Hobart Campaign Button, 1896
  • Creator: Whitehead & Hoag Company
  • Date Created: 1896
  • Location: United States, New Jersey, Newark
  • Subject Keywords: McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus), 1844-1899, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Political campaigns, Presidential elections, Presidential campaigns, United States presidents, Buttons (Information artifacts)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Button (Information artifact)
  • Object ID: 72.31.265
  • Image ID: THF156504
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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