New York Militia "EXCELSIOR" button depicting a spreadwing eagle perched on terrestrial globe. Circular, single-piece button with omega loop shank, possibly on a thin pedestal or plateau, brazed on blank back. No marks. One of four "EXCELSIOR" buttons, 1982.0090.09A, C, N and O, from a collection of 15 buttons, 1982.0090.09A-O.
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Object Name
date made
1800 - 1815
Physical Description
gilt brass (button material)
copper (shank material)
overall: 3/8 in x 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Estate of John Paul Remensnyder
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