|Text on Button
|THE MONEY WE WANT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Illustration of gold coin with woman wearing crown in center of button. Edge of button is divided into sections with gold lines with one gold letter inside each segment. Blue background.
|COPYRIGHTED TORSCH & LEE 1893
|Year / Decade Made
This campaign pin promoting William McKinley for President is a reference to his support for gold and protective tariffs during his race against William Jennings Bryan in 1896 and features an image of the Type 3 gold dollar. For that reason, the color gold appeared through much of McKinley’s campaign materials. Other known buttons from this campaign encouraged Conservative Democrats to cross party lines and said things like “I am a Democrat but will vote for Gold Standard.”
1896: The Battling Standards. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://rmc.library.cornell.edu/vote/1896/1896_3.html.
William McKinley The Money We Want Stud Button. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.loriferber.com/presidential-memorabilia/william-mckinley/mc….