World War II student identification tag

World War II student identification tag
Title
World War II student identification tag
Date 
ca. 1942
Medium 
Bakelite
Dimensions 
Diameter: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Description 
Bakelite ID tag incised with name, birthdate, and ID number: "Marilyn Sambol / 5-27-37 / 23X1019NYC"
Credit Line 
Gift of Marilyn Sambol Moskowitz
Object Number 
2011.12
Gallery Label 
This identification tag was issued to Marilyn Sambol Moskowitz (b. 1937), a student at Brooklyn's P.S. 225. Such tags were issued to New York City public school students during World War II and worn in case of emergency.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group