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A solar eclipse May 28, 1900 was fresh in the mind of button makers when the Democrats and Republicans nominated their candidates. A number of different designs were produced including this one which reads on top edge “Partial Eclipse” with real photo below with McKinley overlapping a smaller real photo of Bryan and concluding the text “We’ll Be Total In November.” Reverse has fixed horizontal pin and back paper of Indianapolis Photo Button Mfg. Co. There are quite a few hairline scratches on the McKinley portrait but they are exceedingly light and are just barely visible in reflected light. Under nearly all viewing circumstances the button displays Mint as made with no fading, no spotting, total gloss, and perfect centering. Sen. Charles Dick Collection. While two different designs are in the Hake Guide, this one is unlisted.