Badge promoting William McKinley for president, 1896. Gilt brass shell and cardboard. Issued by Cincinnati engraver and die sinker James Murdock, Jr. Large shell medallion with raised bust of McKinley to left, encircled left and right by the inscription, WM. McKINLEY/ FOR PRESIDENT, suspended from cartouche inscribed, AN/ HONEST DOLLAR; the whole suspended from clasp in the shape of a displayed eagle. Verso of medallion has cardboard insert printed, THE "HURRAH" CAMPAIGN PROCESSION BADGE, advertisement of the manufacturer, and quotations from McKinley's letter accepting the Republican nomination for president. Along bottom, 'RAH! for McKinley, 'RAH!
For its sheer size, certainly one of the most impressive 19th campaign badges.