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Wade Hampton III Souvenir Pins, 1926 and [18uu?]
Two souvenir pins, 1926 and undated, bear portraits of Wade Hampton III (1818-1902). One is a rare antique pin depicting an engraving based on the 1876 photograph, surmounted by a palmetto tree and flanked by United States flags. Possibly it may have been used during one of Hampton's senatorial campaigns. The other pin was issued to commemorate a 1926 semi-centennial observance of the inauguration of Wade Hampton as governor and the end of carpetbag rule in South Carolina. The button features Hampton's photograph flanked by those of two prominent members of his campaign organization-Matthew Calbraith Butler and Martin Witherspoon Gary.
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