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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Columbus, Christopher
Gleason, Thos. J.
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (decoration material)
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
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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