Badge promoting Benjamin Harrison for president, 1892. Silvered brass with photograph inserted. Similar to DeWitt BH 1892-63.
Formed in the shape of a high-backed plush armchair; inscription on the chairback, PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR; seat of chair inscribed, WHO SHALL OCCUPY IT; mounted on a spring with a small catch at the bottom, which when released causes seat to snap back revealing photograph of Harrison. REV: Shanked pin.
One of the classics of 19th century American political badges, this is the finest example we've handled, with a tight mechanism, the photo unmarred by the spring, and original pin intact.