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World War II student identification tag

Object Number: 
2011.12
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"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilyn Sambol Moskowitz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group