Silk, gilt metal, cardboard, cellulosic plastic
Overall: 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 10.2 x 6 cm )
Ornate gilt metal pin-back bar with attached woven silk ribbon in the shape of American flag with suspended circular plastic and metal badge depicting image of eagle inscribed "AMERICAN EMBLEM"; with cross within circle below; inscription in black: "NEW YORK COUNTY/25TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT COMMITTEE." Cardboard badge with member's name attached at back of ribbon.
Inscription: cardboard label, imprinted and hand-written in black and red: "Badge No. 54/Name of Member:/P. Tecumseh Sherman/ELECTION DISTRICT NO./This badge is issued by the Madison/Square Republican Club, has been re-/ceipted for,/ and is to be returned to it's/Treasurer when the membership in the/25th Assembly District Committee of/the above named person is terminated./Members are requested to wear this/badge at meetings./Complimentary."
Inscription: back of button, partially illegible: maker's mark
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