This is an original 1912 National Progressive Convention Badge with features the busts of Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson. The front has an embossed label “National Progressive Convention, Chicago 1912.” The back has the hallmark “The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N. J.” The badge was given to individuals at the 1912 National Progressive Convention that nominated Theodore Roosevelt for President. This is the nomination following Roosevelt’s walk out from the 1912 Republican National Convention that nominated President Taft. Roosevelt and Taft would go on to lose the 1912 general election to Woodrow Wilson. This is a very nice piece of memorabilia from Theodore Roosevelt's famous run as the Presidential nominee of the Bull Moose Party.
The metal badge is about 1 ¾ in. in diameter and the total length, including the ribbon, is 3 in. I believe the ribbon originally hung from a replica of the Capitol building which had the pin on it. It is in great vintage condition considering its 105 year history. Please see photos for condition.
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