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Belt Buckle: 37

Belt Buckle: 37
Title
Belt Buckle: 37
Date 
1924
Medium 
Metal,enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Metal holder for matchbooks; top is hinged to allow insertion of matchbook and retrieval of matches; rectangular void allows striking pad on matchbook to be exposed. Circular enamel medallion at center inscribed: "GRAMMAR SCHOOL/35/NOV. 20, 1924"
Credit Line 
Gift of the Thomas Hunter Association
Object Number 
1937.10
Marks 
stamped: on enamel medallion: "GRAMMAR SCHOOL / 35 / NOV. 20, 1924"
Gallery Label 
This souvenir was probably distributed at a reunion of the Thomas Hunter Association of P.S. No. 35 in New York City, founded to commemorate the educator Thomas Hunter. Hunter began his teaching career at P.S. 35 in 1850, organized the first evening high school in 1866, and founded the Normal College of New York City in 1869, now called Hunter College in his honor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group