Button

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

ca. 1791

GUSN

GUSN-26999

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

Descriptive Terms

buttons (fasteners)
brass (alloy)
Brass
Button

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States or Great Britain

Dimensions

9/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Francis H. Bigelow

Accession Number

1911.9

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