Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.4280
Date: 
1896-1910
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A beige pinback button printed with a naval semaphore flag consisting of a white triangular pennant, marked in black "Westerly Winds" Part of a series of pre-World War I semaphore buttons. The reverse is printed "Compliments of/ High Admiral Cigarette/ Riley-Klotz Mfg. Co./ Newark, N.J.", indicating that this button was part of a series of collectible premiums given by tobacco and gum manufacturers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group