An Original 1896 William McKinley and Garrett Hobart Presidential Election Ribbon & Button
" 1896 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, COLUMBIANA, OHIO DELEGATION "
" REPUBLICAN LEAGUE CLUB OF COLUMBIANA"
William McKinley, Jr.(January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected to that office. He was the last president to serve in the 19th century and the first to serve in the 20th.
By the 1880s, McKinley was a national Republican leader; his signature issue was high tariffs on imports as a formula for prosperity, as typified by his McKinley Tariff of 1890. As the Republican candidate in the 1896 presidential election, he upheld the gold standard, and promoted pluralism among ethnic groups. His campaign, designed by Mark Hanna, introduced new advertising-style campaign techniques that revolutionized campaign practices and beat back the crusading of his arch-rival, William Jennings Bryan. The 1896 election is often considered a realigning election that marked the beginning of the Progressive Era.
McKinley presided over a return to prosperity after the Panic of 1893, and made gold the base of the currency. He demanded that Spain end its atrocities in Cuba, which were outraging public opinion; Spain resisted the interference and the Spanish-American War became inevitable in 1898. The war was fast and easy, as the weak Spanish fleets were sunk and both Cuba and the Philippines were captured in 90 days. At the peace conference, McKinley agreed to purchase the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, and set up a protectorate over Cuba. Although support for the war itself was widespread, the Democrats and anti-imperialists vehemently opposed the annexation of the Philippines, fearing a loss of republican values. McKinley agreed to the request from the independent Republic of Hawaii to join the U.S., with all its residents becoming full American citizens. McKinley was reelected in the 1900 presidential election after another intense campaign versus Bryan, this one focused on foreign policy and the return of prosperity. After McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist, in 1901, he was succeeded by his Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, who continuerd McKinley's conservative policies.
Garret Augustus Hobart(June 3, 1844 – November 21, 1899) was the 24th Vice President of the United States and the sixth Vice President to die while in office.
He served as Vice President from March 4, 1897, until his death from heart failure in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 21, 1899, aged 55.
During his tenure Hobart became one of the McKinleys' friends and his close confidant and adviser. He was called "Assistant to the President". Because of this and in contrast to the tradition of a powerless Vice Presidency, he is regarded as one of the most powerful Vice Presidents while in office.
In 1899, Hobart became ill. He returned to New Jersey to recover, but instead became worse. He died from heart failure. Following his death, the Vice Presidency remained vacant for more than a year until the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt to that post in 1901. Hobart is interred in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
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We charge an 8.5% sales tax for Residents of California. (This will not be waived under any circumstance as we are required by law to collect and pay).
We offer shipping discounts!! We understand our customer's needs so please let us know if you have multiple shipments and we will invoice you to save you on shipping and handling costs.
Please note that we are in California and the farther you are away from us, the less a multiple shipping discount will be. At times, a shipping discount may not be applied; we will inform you as to why certain items are not eligible.
Standard shipping is generally 2-9 business days via First Class, Parcel Post. Priority Mail is generally 2-5 business days. UPS Ground generally 2-9 business days. All domestic orders will be shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment, excluding holidays and weekends. Shipping labels are generated throughout the day therefore if your purchase is after 3:00p.m. PST, your item will be shipped the following day.
We will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages that are not insured! We recommend that you add insurance. Upon request, we will add amount to your final invoice.
International Shipping--Abroad USA:
We ship USPS First Class International, USPS Priority Mail International and UPS Ground on heavier items.
All international orders are shipped within 24 hours of receipt of payment, excluding holidays and weekends, and can take four to eight weeks for delivery. This excludes Canada, which generally receives our packages within 6 - 14 business days. Each country will differ in the amount of time it takes for a package to arrive. Check with your local customs department for more information.
International shipping costs DO NOT include duty taxes. You will be charged an additional duty charge upon receipt of package based on your countries rates. Sorry we will not mark as a gift!
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Brooklynn's Attic sells shelf-pulls, new merchandise, wholesale lots, general overstock, and customer returns from most major department stores. In addition to the many items listed above, we also offer diverse & exclusive antiques, collectibles, art, etc., which we stumble upon during our travels.
Shelf-Pulls: Previously available for sale in major department store and/or retail chains throughout the country but were never sold. The items usually have multiple stickers and tags representing numerous mark downs and have been handled by customers rather regularly. On occasion, these shelf pull items may have surface dirt, loose seams, etc due to the excessive handling while they were for sale in the retail environment. However, these are not major flaws and our prices represent what the item is and returns will generally be frowned upon. If the item has major flaws, it will be stated in the listing. Most damaged items are bought solely for the purpose of parts.
General Overstock/Never On Store Floor: This category is similar to shelf pulls, items that were going to be made available for sale but never made it out of the stores back storage room. In other-words, never handled by the customer and more often than not, considered new with tags-NWT.
New Merchandise: Items that are considered new or 'NIB' (New in box) are items that are brand new, never used.
Wholesale Lots: On occasion we may have a surplus of items that we have not been able to sell or are easier to sell as a bundle. In that case we'll bunch numerous items together as a wholesale lot and sell them to you.
Customer Returns: These items were once purchased by a consumer and ultimately returned for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: Defect, dissatisfaction, change of mind, open box, etc. Most customer returns are in good/excellent condition. In some cases, customer returns are slightly used without tags or salvage. All details will be disclosed and specified in the listing.