Lapel stud promoting Theodore Roosevelt for vice president, 1900.
The image of Roosevelt as "Rough Rider" was used extensively by the McKinley reelection campaign, and proved very popular with the public. Many voters were drawn to the Republican ticket less by the President himself than by his feisty running mate. Today, Roosevelt "Rough Rider" buttons are among the most desirable in the hobby, especially photographic designs such as the present example. This is the first stud-back version we've seen.