Club pin

Club pin
Club pin
Title
Club pin
Date 
1878
Medium 
Metal (gold), enamel, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Gold metal pin with eagle at top; reverse painted glass intaglio of tiger at center; encircled by chain and blue enameled belt; inscribed "AMERICUS CLUB"; reverse inscribed "FRANK KINNEY/JANY 1ST 1871"
Object Number 
INV.4804
Gallery Label 
The pin is accompanied by a document and card depicting image of children carrying a boat, handwritten "R.E. MOUNT/DEC. 31, 1878"; reverse handwritten "BADGE OF MEMBERSHIP OF/THE "AMERICUS CLUB" COM-/PRISING THE CABAL OF OFFI-/CIAL ROBBERS WHO GOVER-NED AND PLUNDERED THE/CITY OF NEW YORK/PRESENTED BY MR. RICHARD E. MOUNT-XMAS 1878."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group