Button/ clothing

Object Number: 
2002.1.3371
Date: 
1910-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1/4 x 5/8 in. diameter
Description: 
Three small black metal military clothes buttons, the tops embossed with a spread winged eagle behind a shield with laurel branches and arrows in its talons and a "E Pluribus Unum" banner in its beak, on a globe and over a banner embossed "Excelsior". The reverse are engraved "City Button Works/ N. Y. " Probably vintage World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group