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McKinley-Roosevelt campaign hat
Brown felt fedora given to Minneapolis Journal editor Herschel V. Jones by Vice Presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt in 1900 during Roosevelt's campaign tour of the west. The hat's leather sweatband is stamped with "MCKINLEY" and "ROOSEVELT" encircled by laurel wreaths joined by a central banner reading "THE / NATION'S / CHOICE". "THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL" and Roosevelt's signature have been written on the crown of the hat in ink, while "ROOSEVELT TRIP 1900" and a long list of tour stop locations have been written on the top of the hat's brim. The underside of the brim was signed by other members of the tour press corps.
Content Category: artifacts
7 1/4 hat size
5 1/2 inches height
12 1/2 inches diameter (brim diameter, front to back)
6 3/4 inches diameter (crown diameter, front to back)
Inscribed by: Roosevelt, Theodore
Owned by: Jones, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian)
Journal Printing Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Vice-Presidential candidates--United States.
Government & Politics. Elections. Campaign Paraphernalia
Clothing. Men's Hats & Headgear
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2014.151.1 (Accession Number)