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John Lind campaign button
Description John Lind 1898 gubernatorial campaign button. On the laminated button Lind is depicted wearing a military uniform in front of U.S. and Cuban flags, a reference to his service in the Spanish-American War. Made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company in Newark, New Jersey. Lind campaigned as a Democrat endorsed by Populists and was elected Governor of Minnesota in 1898, the first Democrat to hold in that office in forty years.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2.2 centimeters diameter
.4 centimeters depth
Nomenclature Button (information artifact)
Creation Made by: Whitehead and Hoag Company
Made in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Subjects United States Army, 12th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1898-1899)
Lind, John
Made in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Politics and government
Minnesota, United States
Immigration and settlement
Spanish-American War, 1898
Swedes
Badges, Buttons & Medals. Government. Political Elections
Dates Content: 1898 Elected Governor
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1988.307.3