Badge, National Public School Celebration of Columbus Day, 1892

Description
Francis Bellamy wrote the original Pledge of Allegiance. It was first published in The Youth's Companion to coincide with the dedication of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago on October 21, 1892, as a way to instill American nationalism through flag ceremonies. The pledge was quickly adopted across the country. This ribbon is from the Columbian Exposition opening ceremony.
date made
c 1892
ca 1892
associated date
1892 10 21
associated person
Columbus, Christopher
Physical Description
textile (overall material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
PL.308244.14
catalog number
308244.14
accession number
308244
Credit Line
Ribbon, transfer from Library of Congress
subject
Anniversary
Holidays and Celebrations, general
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History