Badge promoting Theodore Roosevelt for president, 1904. Lithographed metal. Formed in the shape of a grinning bear wearing human attire, pince-nez eyeglasses, and carrying a stick (the latter references to Roosevelt). Original pin attachment. Superior example.
Roosevelt was the first president with a devoted following among children, thanks in large part to the wildly popular Roosevelt Bears books of Seymour Eaton, which in turn inspired the Teddy Bear, arguably the most popular toy in history.