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1911.8 (RS85533)

Description

Brass waistcoat button depicting a laurel wreath and the motto, "Long live the President" around the edge. Loop-back button with flat face, affixed to card.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1791
Inscriptions
"11.8-9 / Waistcoat Buttons / worn at a ball in honor of / Washington at the Charleston (S.C.) / Exchange in 1791 / Gift of F. H. Bigelow" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States or Great Britain
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Button
buttons (fasteners)
Dimensions
9/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1911.8
GUSN
26998
Related Items
Title Button Accession number 1911.9

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