Roosevelt Bull Moose Campaign Cufflinks

Presented are rounded cufflinks, with imagery from Progressive candidate Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 presidential campaign. The campaign art featured the Progressive Party's bull moose mascot encircled with the words "Roosevelt," against a bold yellow background.

In August of 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for the presidency by the Progressive Party, a group of Republicans dissatisfied with the renomination of President William Howard Taft. Roosevelt embarked on a vigorous campaign as the party’s presidential candidate promoting his “Square Deal” platform. 

On October 12, 1912, right before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Roosevelt was shot  by John Flammang Schrank. Roosevelt, who suffered only a small wound from the attack, went on to deliver his scheduled speech, declaring, “You see, it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!” 

These vintage-styled cufflinks are a fun example of the quippy, catchy, and unique slogans used in presidential campaign races. They would make a great gift for the politically-minded or those interested in American history. 

Available in a circle format. Cufflink set is silver-plated. Presented in a Great Republic cufflink gift box.