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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1820-1830
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description 
Gilded metal button stamped on front with eagle grasping branch in one talon, and arrows in other talon, encircled by border of stars, with shield on breast.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eliza R. and Mary M. Greenwood
Object Number 
1942.612
Marks 
stamped: back: "TREBLE GILT/STANDARD COLOUR"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this button was worn on the uniform of Henry Dearborn during his term as America's Minister to Portugal, from 1822-1824.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group