Lapel Button

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1894

GUSN

GUSN-100827

Description

Bronze Grand Army of the Republic lapel button, front features a soldier and sailor clasping hands in front of the figure of Liberty, reverse post depicts a fireplace with a cooking pot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bronze (metal)
BUTTON, LAPEL

Inscription

Front: "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC / 1861 VETERAN 1866"\n Reverse of front: "PAT. MAY 22, 1894" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

270

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5/16 in (D), 5/8 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1940.872

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

For more information on cuff links and studs see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):178-179; Hinks, Peter, "Victorian Jewelry," (1991).