Always Victorious Stand Behind Old Glory Pin

Description (Brief)
Always Victorious; Stand Behind Old Glory. Clip-on pin shaped like a red, white, and blue bowtie.
“Let’s Stand Behind ‘Old Glory’” was a popular song during World War I that was written by Branch Cowell.
Much like the use of military insignia to identify its wearer (by association with an organization) and his/her achievements, these pins and buttons were meant to be worn by Americans on the home front during World War I to show their membership in an organization and/or their contribution to a particular war effort, such as the United War Work Campaign. The pins and buttons displayed the wearer’s patriotism and generosity and undoubtedly also served to prompt others to become similarly involved in the various war efforts.
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Currently not on view
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Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 2.5 cm x 1 cm; 31/32 in x 3/8 in
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Clothing & Accessories
World War I Pins & Buttons
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
World War I Pins & Buttons
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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