Interesting link between a 19th century token an 20th century political button

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  1. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here is an interesting link between a mid-19th century political token and an early 20th century pinback button. Supporters of Martin Van Buren issued this medalet during his successful 1836 run for the presidency. This piece pictorially shows the link between the Jackson era Democrats and the farm vote.

    MVB 1836-2 All.jpg

    Spring forward to 1903 when John C. Haymaker ran for recorder in New York State. It is interesting to note the reference to “Jacksonian Party” on the button despite the fact that Andrew Jackson left office in 1837, 66 years earlier. Van Buren was also from New York.

    MVB 1836-2 1903.jpg

    The Van Buren medalet is very scarce to rare. The button is fairly scarce.
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