Badge promoting Benjamin Harrison for president and celebrating the centennial of the inauguration of George Washington, 1889. Lithographed tin shell. DeWitt BH 1888-176.
Formed in the shape of a Union shield bearing portraits of Washington and Harrison in oval frames, dates of inauguration below, a hatchet between; clasp rev.
Superior example of this attractive badge that links the Founding Father with the favorite son (Harrison's great-grandfather and namesake signed the Declaration, and his grandfather was President William Henry Harrison).