Button

Object Number: 
INV.5704.5
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: back: 'SCOVILL..........WATERB.."
Description: 
Brass button; eagle stamped on front with shield breast, branch in one talon, and arrows in other; stamped mark on back.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this button was found at Kings Highway and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The label gave a date of June 31, 1925, but did not clarify whether the object was found on that date, or presented that day to the Society. The address was the site of a Colonial inn that was built in 1680.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group