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A rare and fascinating celluloid from the early 1900s. This 1 1/2 inch celluloid long has been considered inspired by Theodore Roosevelt's hosting Booker T. Washington at the White House for a dinner. In recent years, pins with this same image have been found that promoted the Bostock chimpanzee act -- apparently Bostick's chimpanzee could sit down at a table and eat just like a human. So, is it an advertising item or was it also used in the equality debate? You can make your own decision. We do know it is a very rare item. This one has some spotting, is missing pin on back, but is in better shape that the one featured in the Keynoter equality issue.
Have Supper With Me Rare Chimpanzee Pin
Have Supper With Me Rare Chimpanzee Pin
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