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Accession Number 2016.017
Catalog Number 2016.017.001
Object Name Pipe, Smoking
Title William Howard Taft pipe
Description This pipe features William Howard Taft. The pipe was manufactured by Gambier as political memorabilia. The pipe was never used to smoke tobacco, and is missing the stem.
Date ca. 1908
Dimensions H-2.5 W-3 Dia-6 inches
Notes William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States. He won the office of president in 1908, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912. From 1921-1930 he served as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, and is the only person to have held both offices.
People Taft, William H., 1857-1930
Material Clay
Makers mark Round mark with the letters "JG" in the middle. Outer circle surrounded by small dots.
Inscription Location Back, center
Inscription Text "Gambier A Paris" 1684
Inscription Type Manufacturer's Mark
Provenance This pipe was purchased by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in October, 2016.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Search Terms Elections
Ohio President
Subjects Pipes (Smoking)
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Presidential elections