Columbus Day badge

Description (Brief)
Die-cut badge from a sheet of celluloid. A star rests atop a circular piece, and is engraved with an image of Christopher Columbus. The celluloid piece is stapled to a red, white, and blue silk ribbon that can be pinned to one's clothing.
Souvenir from the Norwich, Conn. celebration on October 21st 1892 of the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
badge
date made
1892
depicted
Columbus, Christopher
maker
Gleason, Thos. J.
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 15.6 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 1/8 in x 2 11/16 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2006.0098.0705
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0705
subject
Celluloid
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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