Would you pin your fortune to a “Gold Bug” candidate?

Would you pin your fortune to a “Gold Bug” candidate?

Fashioned in the shape of an insect, this gold-toned, pressed-metal pin is a campaign token from the presidential election of 1896. Complete with moveable wings, this political souvenir features black-and-white images of Republican presidential candidate William McKinley on the left and vice presidential candidate, Garret Hobart, on the right. During the 1896 election, heated debates …

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Annie McCormick’s silver flower bowl: From birthday gift to artifact

Annie McCormick’s silver flower bowl: From birthday gift to artifact

  This silver flower bowl, a birthday gift for the matriarch of the McCormick family, is decorated with elaborate scenes from Rosegarden, the family‚Äôs country estate. Collections Advancement Project Curator Amy Frey nominated the bowl for this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure. Made by S. Kirk and Sons of Baltimore, the flower bowl is covered in a …

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