John Lind campaign button

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Description John Lind 1898 gubernatorial campaign button. On the laminated button Lind is depicted wearing a military uniform in front of United States 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 & Hoag
Made in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Subjects United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 12th (1898)
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 (Date John Lind was elected Governor of Minnesota.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1988.307.3

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