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Title William Goebel photo button
Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1992.19.40
Description William Goebel photo button. Goebel ran as the Democratic candidate for governor in the election of 1899. The election was contested, and on January 30, 1900 he was shot near the State Capitol in Frankfort; he was declared the winner and sworn in as governor on January 31st and died on February 3.
Collection Rather-Westerman Political Collection
Collector Rather, Julius
Event Election
Used Kentucky
Material Metal
Search Terms Elections
Political memorabilia
Subjects Assassinations
Political campaigns
Political elections
Political paraphernalia
People Goebel, William Justus, 1856-1900
Year Range From 1899
Year Range To 1900
Caption William Goebel photo button
Number of Images 1
Dimensions Dia-1.5 inches
Dimension type 1
Diameter (in) 1.5
Diameter (ft) 0.125