Offered on eBay is one of the rarest of the rare Teddy Roosevelt political buttons.
"This sepia celluloid button has an unusual photo of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. When Teddy Roosevelt returned from his trip to Africa after his stint as President, he came home not only with trophies and stories, but he was also saddled with a new nickname. "Bwano Tumbo" (sometimes "Bwana Tumbo"). On occasion, a postcard, book, or some other item will turn up with an image of T.R. and this name. The American public was lead to believe this Swahili phrase meant, "Great Hunter", or "Lucky Chief". This is certainly what the public wanted to hear and Roosevelt, eying another term in the White House did nothing to dissuede the gullible."
The seller adds, "What few people knew then, and fewer now, is the true meaning of the phrase, Bwano Tumbo..."
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