The campaigns of turn-of-the-century rivals McKinley and Bryan spawned an almost dizzying array of material culture. Collecting either candidate exhaustively would be a lifetime commitment, and not even the most devoted specialists can say they have everything. Something new always comes along, case in point the jugate McKinley-Roosevelt celluloid-covered measuring tape we found in Nashville. Previously unknown, it is in remarkable, near mint condition. Several other rarities and classics are featured, including the Billy Bryan coffin stud, a button picturing McKinley from the San Jose Carnival of Roses, and three (count 'em three) McKinley-Hobart gold bugs.
We'll be closed the latter part of next week and over the holiday, but look forward to coming back with more great finds in September.
Enjoy what's left of summer, and stay safe!