Theodore Roosevelt

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A photograph of a man with a mustache wearing a black suit in front of a blue and white background. Below is a red rose; attached to the rose's stem is a blue ribbon with white text.

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Buttons made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Neward, N.J. U.S.A. Pat. April 14 1896, July 21, 1896

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Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909. He began the 1901-1905 term as Vice-President to William McKinley but rose to the presidency on March 4, 1901 when the latter was assassinated. Roosevelt then ran for president for a second term and won the election of 1904. This button promoted him as a candidate during that campaign and is an example of a rebus, an allusional device that uses pictures or images to represent words or parts of words, in this case a rose. 

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