Button

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1814-1816

GUSN

GUSN-103975

Description

Round brass button with eagle holding a shield with an anchor surrounded by sixteen stars, set in a round gilded molded wood frame on a black ground, mounted in a album page.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buttons (fasteners)
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Inscription

"Samuel Thwing. Brother of Supply Clap Thwing. Miniature by artist / unknown. He was born in Boston September 16, 1796. / A midshipman in 1814, and fought in the Battle of Lake / Champlain with so much gallantry that Congress presented / him with a sword. Some letters relating to his service, / and a button in a frame that was on his coat. He died / in 1818 of typhoid fever contracted in the war." (Paper label)

Additional Identification Number

3722

Related Items

Title Miniature portrait of Samuel Thwing wearing his uniform. Accession Number 1935.411

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

3 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.412