I recently discovered this rare find in an old book! It is a campaign ribbon from 1896. It is from the Presidential campaign of McKinley and Hobart. It is made of silk and has black print on it. It has a photo of McKinley on it and says, "Protection, Reciprocity, Sound Money. McKINLEY AND HOBART." It measures 9 inches long and 2.25 inches wide.
Obviously the ribbon is not in perfect condition, but I think it is in excellent condition considering that it is from 1896, it is silk, and is something that probably wasn't kept very often. It has a few water rings, the edges are frayed and turned under in some areas, and there are tiny pin holes in his eyes that are only seen when it is held up to the light.
Item ID: RL00300