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)

Associated Person

Thwing, Samuel, 1769-1810

Additional Identification Number

3722

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

3 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.412

Related Items

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