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PROSPERITY (arched) / PROTECTION (reverse arched). Lines are tsp on frosted panels at rim and base of glass. Between them are detailed portraits of 1896 Republican Presidential candidate McKinley and running mate Hobart. McKinley is on the left with his name WM. McKINLEY tsp on a frosted panel beneath, Hobart is on the right with his name G.A.HOBART beneath. Surrounding the portraits, which are frosted within an oval outline, is an elaborate decorative patern with stars.

ID#: RRP1430
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Glass Category:Political
Glass Type:Thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-1/16 " x 1-15/16 " x 1-3/8"
Edmonson:Not listed
Notes:
In 1896, the White House was occupied by Democrat Grover Cleveland with Adlai Stevenson as his VP. The Republicans selected OH Governor William McKinley to be their candidate with Garret Augustus Hobart as his running mate. Hobart was from NJ. Meanwhile, the Democratic party was split by one of the major issues of the day: whether to use gold or silver as a monetary standard. President Cleveland ended up on the losing end of the debate and the nomination for Presidential candidate went instead to William Jennings Bryan, a NE Congressman. His running mate was Thomas E Watson of Georgia.

The ability to mass-produce thin glass shots and tumblers was a recent development and was seized upon by the political machines, just as the whiskey merchants saw the potential to use them to advertise their wares. Thus, the 1896 campaign is significant in that it represents the dawn of etched glass production and dissemination. Political tumblers from the 1896 campaign are common, but this is the only known shot.

McKinley was assassinated at the Pan American Exposition in 1901.






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