Badge promoting William McKinley for president and Garret Hobart for vice-president, 1896. Gilt brass.
Formed in the shape of an elephant wearing red "GOP" blanket. Opens to reveal photographic portraits of McKinley and Hobart. Held closed by a small clasp, spring-loaded so when the clasp is released, the blanket pops up to reveal the candidates. Size is from trunk to tail. Rev. Gate clasp.
Mint example of this classic mechanical.