Badge worn by a member of the reception committee for President William Howard Taft, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1912. Red silk with gold printing; gilt brass hanger. T.C. Gleason & Co., Chicago. Hanger is missing clasp and once had a celluloid strip printed with the title of the wearer (e.g. chairman, member, etc.). Issued only to those in attendance, so one of only a handful of examples likely extant, and the first we have encountered.