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Republican County Committee Captain's Badge

Republican County Committee Captain's Badge
Title
Republican County Committee Captain's Badge
Date 
ca. 1910
Medium 
Silk, cellulose plastic, metal, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Ornate cream cellulosic plastic badge in gold frame, inscribed in blue: "CAPTAIN"; sewn onto upper edge of blue silk ribbon with imprinted inscriptions in gold: "REBUPLICAN/COUNTY/COMMITEE/ODELL/AND/HIGGINS"; circular cellulosic plastic button with photographic portrait of Odell attached at center of ribbon. Circular paper label with manufacturer's name applied at back of ribbon.
Credit Line 
Gift of Robert Markham, June 12, 1956
Object Number 
Z.2094
Marks 
Inscription: paper label at back of ribbon, imprinted in black: "National Equipment Co.,/POLITICAL BANNERS, TRANSPARENCIES, PORTRAITS/AND NOVELTIES,/LAPEL BUTTONS, BADGES,/FLAGS, &C.,/10 & 12 East 23d St., N. Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group